[conspire] Fun from Oracle, or: is it time to switch from MySQL to Postgres?
ilan at fonz.net
Wed Mar 7 14:46:54 PST 2012
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On 3/7/12 6:57 PM, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Adrien Lamothe (alamozzz at yahoo.com):
>> Just installed the latest Debian MySQL updates and was shown the
>> following public service announcement. I'm glad Ruby on Rails
>> makes it so easy to switch databases; looks like it may be about
>> time for Postgres.
> Depending on your needs, there are two other easier and more
> natural migration targets:
> MariaDB: Extremely compatible community branch (as opposed to
> fork) of MySQL and lead-maintained by Monty Widenius,
> architect/founder of MySQL. They maintain ongoing high
> compatibility and make sure they are a drop-in replacement. Adds
> XtraDB and Aria storage engines. GPL v. 2.
> Drizzle: Lightweight and simplified ('slimmed down') fork of
> MySQL 6.0 from mid-2008 by Brian Aker. Features removed: Stored
> Procedures, Views, Triggers (well, not entirely), Query Cache, and
> Prepared Statements. Simplified set of field types. GPL v. 2 &
> 3, BSD licence.
Percona server is also worth a look.
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