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MySQL Leaders Bail Out of Sun Microsystems: Apparently the mySQL acquisition hasn’t gone well for Sun. Most of the executive team from MySQL has bailed. […] the loss of the core MySQL team bodes ill for Sun, which pushes the open source database as an alternative to similar products from Oracle, Microsoft and others. Much […]
MySQL reserves features for paying customers; open-source community up in arms: This is interesting, and perhaps not surprising given the acquisition. Open-source darling MySQL is facing a new uprising within its customer base over plans disclosed this week to reserve some key upcoming features, and their source code, for paying users of its namesake database. […]
Quick Merge in MySQL: I wished for this functionality in SQL Server for years. There are so many situations when this would come in handy. Using the GROUP_CONCAT function though, I no longer need to loop through them. I concatenate the list on the MySQL side, which returns me one record with one field.
Why the light has gone out on LAMP: This guy eloquently tears up MySQL and PHP. IMO, MySQL once filled a niche (cheap data store) that today is better filled by SQLite but has moved out of it into a area where it doesn’t compete nearly as well (that of an enterprise database) and no […]
Oracle tried to buy open-source MySQL: I guess if you can’t buy them, screw them instead. MySQL Chief Executive Marten Mickos confirmed the acquisition attempt in an interview at the Open Source Business Conference here but wouldn’t provide details such as when the approach was made or how much money Oracle offered. He did, however, […]
Oracle Acquisitions are not about MySQL: He refutes my theory. Trying to put MySQL out of business would be a fairly short-term tactical move. I think Oracle is looking 5 years down the road and seeing what the world looks like as the commoditization of enterprise scale infrastructure software components continues. They’re seeing that they […]
MySQL prepares for version 5.0: MySQL 5 is coming, with some long-awaited features. Version 5.0 of the Uppsala, Sweden-based company’s MySQL database will include support for stored procedures, triggers, and views, making it more suitable for existing enterprise applications.
Chu Yeow rounds up a couple of sites that have a bone to pick with MySQL. They outline a couple of them that I didn’t know about that sound like real scalability problems, like: Making changes to a table definition causes a temporary copy of the table to be created. If you have a very […]
As I become a more experienced developer, I’m learning when you should and shouldn’t break the rules. While following every rule of programming and data modeling is wonderful, sometimes you need to bend the rules for the sake of simplicity and expediency. Always remember, an app in the hand is worth a thousand on the […]
Mysql Backup: Here’s a good-looking program and a relatively rare example of an open-source Windows program, Mysql Backup is a program to backup your mysql databases. You can backup multiple databases and or tables all saved to a SQL file. It also has an scheduler so you can backup your database regularly However, what I […]