I agree that SAP could be doing even more with MaxDB and the scripting world.
But here are some initial questions that come out of my mind:
Doesn’t Oracle hold the licence for the InnoDB storage engine?
The java company owning the database that plays so well with perl / php / python etc. Is that a potential culture clash?
Will there be a move to push solaris as a prefered OS?
But aside from that “Well done” to all at Sun and MySQL. I am looking forward to MySQL moving forward from this announcement.