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Re: Thoughts on MySQL and InnoDB

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: Chris Travers <chris(at)travelamericas(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Thoughts on MySQL and InnoDB
Date: 2005-11-27 15:55:15
Message-ID: 200511271055.15924.xzilla@users.sourceforge.net (view raw or flat)
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On Wednesday 23 November 2005 14:50, Chris Travers wrote:
> Hi all;
>
> I case people on this list have not seen the slashdot discussion
> (http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/11/23/0228258&tid=221&tid
>=218), it appears that MySQL has announced a commitment to provide a
> replacement to InnoDB to their customers.  I wanted to just fill in a
> few gaps that came up during my research.
<snip>
>
> So my conclusion is that MySQL is biting off quite a bit with this
> commitment.  One really does not know how long it would take them to
> create such a table architecture froms scratch or indeed whether they
> are able to if they try.
>

If only there was another open source database that used mvcc that was 
bsd-licensed, then they could use that as a starting point and have the 
control over it that they want.

-- 
Robert Treat
Build A Brighter Lamp :: Linux Apache {middleware} PostgreSQL

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