[TriLUG] MySQL service
jeremyp at pobox.com
Thu Jun 5 18:20:05 EDT 2008
Brian McCullough wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 05:47:21PM -0400, Ron Joffe wrote:
>> On Thursday 05 June 2008 17:29, Paul G. Szabady wrote:
>>> I'm looking at deploying a clustered MySQL environment on Linux at $WORK
>>> and was wondering if anyone has any experience with MySQL Enterprise.
>> Use oracle !
>> You asked for thoughts, my initial thought is that the words MySQL and
>> clustered and enterprise don't belong together
> Unfortunately, I'm with Ron, at least as far as saying "use a REAL
> database engine." Oracle, DB2, Sybase are all probably more appropriate
> for this question. I know that MySQL has been advertising their
> "Enterprise-readiness" for a few months now, but I really don't think
> that they have either the foundation or the experience to deliver a REAL
> enterprise-class DBMS yet.
I'm not sure where Paul said he required a "REAL enterprise-class DBMS."
In fact, he specifically said he needs MySQL for open-source
applications that don't support Oracle. MySQL is perfectly capable of
supporting very large databases and applications - it has its
weaknesses, sure, but they aren't fatal.
I am an Oracle user and really appreciate its power when it's truly
required, but that's not what this question is about.
Paul - unfortunately I don't have personal experience with the MySQL
enterprise offerings, so I can't directly comment. However I have read
various positive things about them in the trade press, and would
certainly consider it if I were in a similar position. Perhaps you can
ask MySQL directly for references, while obviously they will give you
positive ones only, it's better than nothing.
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