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What can we learn from MySQL?

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Cc: PostgreSQL advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: What can we learn from MySQL?
Date: 2004-04-23 04:09:45
Message-ID: 200404230409.i3N49jC02890@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Here is a blog about a recent MySQL conference with title, "Why MySQL
Grew So Fast":

	http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/4715

and a a Slashdot discussion about it:

	http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/04/20/2229212&mode=nested&tid=137&tid=185&tid=187&tid=198

My question is, "What can we learn from MySQL?"  I don't know there is
anything, but I think it makes sense to ask the question.

Questions I have are:

	o  Are we marketing ourselves properly?
	o  Are we focused enough on ease-of-use issues?
	o  How do we position ourselves against a database that some
	   say is "good enough" (MySQL), and another one that some
	   say is "too much"  (Oracle)
	o  Are our priorities too technically driven?
	
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