Joe Harry wrote:Since now MySQL belongs to Oracle, not sure what the future will hold for it.
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:What do you mean by "learn MySQL"? Learning SQL is a valuable skill. Administering MySQL is more niche. Writing stored procedures is a good skill - the concepts translate, but the language does vary by database.
Kr Manish wrote:ORACLE or Mysql specific syntax is not important, what is important is if you can write complex queries, know about indexes about query evaluation & optimization etc. You will find all that in most databases.
chris webster wrote:
In case it's helpful, this thread also includes a fairly detailed discussion of the potential benefits of learning a DB like MySQL.