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MySQL Scalable!

Filed under: Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Geek Work,Linux,News and Current Events,Novell — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is in the early morning or 7:27 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is a First Quarter Moon

This might not seem like much…

But, this could be a really big deal to people tied to Oracle. According to this article on eWeek.com, MySQL is going after the enterprise with a SQL database that is scalable to clusters. Now, if you’re not a database geek, that might not mean much, but, take my word for it, it’s a big deal.
What this means, basically, is that there’s now an Open Source SQL database that could rival Oracle. Databases at a discount. Oh, and Novell licenses MySQL, which they send out with all their product. (Or, at least they did the last time I installed anything.)

1 Comment

  1. I wonder if anyone knows the extent to which MySQL is going to be scalable for full-text indexing, and what hardware might be required for a given size database. I am working on full-text indexing for http://www.freepatentsonine.com (currently using the free version of MySQL) and wondering if I should upgrade to the cluster version, or if I am going to need to change solutions completely. This site is for searching patents, and the text exceeds 100 gig.

    Comment by James — 8/28/2004 @ 2:12 pm

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