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With all the noise about database and application software maker Oracle shelling out $5.6bn to acquire Sun Microsystems, the preview of the MySQL 5.4 relational database slipped through a lot of cracks when it was announced this week at the MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara. Sun just announced MySQL 5.1 back in December …

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Coat

Meh

Truly, this is locking the barn door after the horse has bolted.

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jon

open sause (must be kept refrigerated)

If Oracle cobble MySQL then some of the non-sun developers will fork and produce a variety of MySQL without the artificial hardware limits.

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Anonymous Coward

6 is more than 5.... ?

contrary to the 5 downloads, the 6 alpha has a whole load of OS versions...... funny.....

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seriously?

"The limited scalability of MySQL has therefore pushed it into relatively small database jobs or into clustered environments where large amounts of data need to be churned through."

are you out of your mind? since when people use mySQL for large amout of data in cluster environments? Teradata or Oracle Exadata are used for crunching TB+ data in cluster environements

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Pirate

....suits have arrived

"oracle mySQL 2010 family edition" anyone?

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re Jimbo

Lets say you build something with mySQL and suddenly its getting more traffic than can be handled by a single server. Clustering might be cheaper and quicker than switching to Oracle.

Maybe its supposed to be temporary, but then it gets the job done.

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Happy

@Jimbo

"Teradata or Oracle Exadata are used for crunching TB+ data in cluster environements"

Cluster environments can also be handy where you need guaranteed ability to handle lots of small transactions in real time. MySQL Cluster does exactly this (it was originally built by Ericsson people to handle phone+SMS billing).

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agreed

Carsten, totally agree with you ... my reaction was to the article and the comment " where large amounts of data need to be churned through.", mySQL is great for lot of things, but crunching large amount of data (talking TB+ in single query)

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Alien

steveedwards01@yahoo.co.uk

> MySQL Cluster does exactly this

MYSQL cluster an in memory near real time database is awesome for certain classes of application. Accessed via a native C++ api it scales to handle near 100,000k transactions (reads/write) per second and offers atomicity, transparent node failover and multiple rendundency strategies including bi-site active-active replication configurations.

Mikeal is one of the developers - there's some interesting stuff on his blog -

http://mikaelronstrom.blogspot.com/2008/11/impressive-numbers-of-next-gen-mysql.html

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Boffin

RE: Meh

"Truly, this is locking the barn door after the horse has bolted." Or maybe before the door closes. It could just be rushing to get features out before Orcale comes along and starts singing "it's my party, and you'll cry if I want you to". Or it could be the MySQL team trying to impress before the Oracle axemen get busy with the pink slips. Just imagine what it's like for all those other Sun hardware departments where Oracle hasn't stated any desire to proceed with their products - how do you impress your new overlords when you're the ones getting the blame for killing a Silicon Valley "legend"?

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