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Re: [HACKERS] What can we learn from MySQL?

From: Karel Zak <zakkr(at)zf(dot)jcu(dot)cz>
To: David Garamond <lists(at)zara(dot)6(dot)isreserved(dot)com>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] What can we learn from MySQL?
Date: 2004-04-23 08:52:32
Message-ID: 20040423085232.GA9124@zf.jcu.cz (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 01:05:21PM +0700, David Garamond wrote:
> So in my opinion, as long as the general awareness about RDBMS (on what 
> tasks/responsibilities it should do, what features it generally has to 
> have, etc) is low, people will be looking at MySQL as "good enough" and 
> will not be motivated to look around for something better. As a 
> comparison, I'm always amazed by people who use Windows 95/98/Me. They 
> find it normal/"good enough" that the system crashes every now and then, 
> has to be rebooted every few hours (or every time they install 
> something). They don't know of anything better.

 Agree. People don't know that an RDBMS can be more better.

 A lot of users think speed  is the most important thing. And they check
 the performance  of SQL server by  "time mysql -e "SELECT..."  but they
 don't know something about concurrency or locking.

 BTW,  is the  current MySQL  target (replication,  transactions, ..etc)
 what typical MySQL users expect? I think  they will lost users who love
 classic, fast and simple MySQL. The  trade with advanced SQL servers is
 pretty  full. I don't  understand why  MySQL developers  want to  leave
 their current possition and want  to fight with PostgreSQL, Oracle, DB2
 .. etc.

    Karel

-- 
 Karel Zak  <zakkr(at)zf(dot)jcu(dot)cz>
 http://home.zf.jcu.cz/~zakkr/

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