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Those advocating emerging technologies and ideas often talk as if IT is a zero sum game. When something new comes along, the assumption is that something old needs to move aside to make way. We have seen this happen on a number of occasions in the data management space, with frequent claims relational databases becoming less and …

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"I suggest you pipe your data to /dev/null. It will be very fast!"

That xtraNormal video is hilarious.

I was fearing the worst, but it went better than expected.

MySQL is not pronounced "my sequel" though. I think.

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Re: "I suggest you pipe your data to /dev/null. It will be very fast!"

Admittedly I'm a geek and just got back from the pub but, oh dear god.... that YouTube video had me in tears of laughter. And has now been forwarded to many colleagues.

The 'sequel' pronounciation seems to be about 50% in my experience - rightly or wrongly tends to be mainly the US that use it.

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According wikipedia: both forms are in use, although the official name is "my-S-Q-L". Indeed I hear Americans pronouncing it like: sequel.

This is how the article starts in wikipedia

MySQL (play /maɪ ˌɛskjuːˈɛl/ "My S-Q-L",[4] officially, but also called /maɪ ˈsiːkwəl/ "My Sequel")

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I wish "squeal" had caught on, but I think I'm fighting a lost battle there.

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Re: "I suggest you pipe your data to /dev/null. It will be very fast!"

I know not a single person who says the letters. In fact it's been years since I heard a single person, probably an agent, use S-Q-L.

Sequel slips of the tonque. S-Q-L sounds like a speech defect.

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Re: "I suggest you pipe your data to /dev/null. It will be very fast!"

Users of "Sequel" , "Gooey" and other, similar abortions should have their lazy, drawling arses summarily executed.

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Re: "I suggest you pipe your data to /dev/null. It will be very fast!"

You can thank MS Sequel for that pronunciation.

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I nominate "Squeal server"

Because when it fails people squeal like pigs.

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