In this article I am responding to many parts of Monty’s post (linked here) which are just plain not true, or are exaggerations. I will give my own answers to the self-interview questions Monty provides, as I feel he is using his name and popularity to spreading fear that is not warranted.
Nicklas Westerlund has published the 173rd edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs, on SELECT mysqlgenie FROM lamp;.
The bottom line: As both a community member of MySQL, and a service provider, I am not worried about Oracle buying Sun and acquiring MySQL in the process. While it is theoretically possible that Oracle could decide to slow the growth of MySQL, it is not probable — if Oracle wanted to damage MySQL, Oracle would have caused a lot more damage a long time ago.
One week and a whole lot of snow later, it is time for the 173rd edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs. MySQL goes first this week.
According to the official lifecycle calendar, active support for MySQL 5.0 (including regular binary updates) will end on December 31st, 2009. Upgrading to MySQL 5.1 is not difficult, though it requires more steps than just upgrading the packages. There is a link to a post which walks you through the upgrade.I hope this helps folks out, and please feel free to ask any questions. Pythian is available to assist you in the upgrade process, just contact us if you want to engage our help.
Hello, and welcome to the 171st edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs. Let’s get it going this week with . . .
OpenSQLCamp was a huge success! I took videos of most of the sessions. The links to the videos are in this post. Enjoy!
Another video from the recent OpenSQLCamp in Portland, Oregon. I have had several requests for this specific video, so here is Brian Aker speaking about Drizzle.
OpenSQLCamp was a huge success! Not many folks have blogged about what they learned there….if you missed it, all is not lost. We did take videos of most of the sessions. All the videos have been processed, and I am working on uploading them to YouTube and filling in details for the video descriptions.
This is the 170th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs. Welcome. Let’s kick off this week with a double-helping of . . .