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MySQL in 2012: Report from Percona Live

By Andy Oram
April 14, 2012

Contrasting deployments at craigslit and Pinterest, trends, commercial offerings, and more

Four short links: 18 March 2011

By Nat Torkington
March 18, 2011

Titles and Promotions (Ben Horowitz) -- Andreessen argues that people ask for many things from a company: salary, bonus, stock options, span of control, and titles. Of those, title is by far the cheapest, so it makes sense to give the highest titles possible. The hierarchy should have Presidents, Chiefs, and Senior Executive Vice Presidents. If it makes people...

MySQL conference 2010: thriving as one of many

By Andy Oram
April 15, 2010

The future course of MySQL in an environment with many new and intriguing alternatives to relational databases, and multiple versions of MySQL itself.

MySQL conference begins in the midst of industry shifts

By Andy Oram
April 13, 2010

The conference comes at a time of unusual uncertainty and change for MySQL--and I'm not talking about the Oracle acquisition, which the community dealt with last year.

MySQL faster, better, and still unified: notes about Sun, Monty Widenius, Percona, and Drizzle

MySQL faster, better, and still unified: notes about Sun, Monty Widenius, Percona, and Drizzle
By Andy Oram
May 22, 2009

It might have seemed last week, with the announcement of the Open Database Alliance, that MySQL is forking. The ODA promises a "central clearinghouse for MySQL development" and claims to improve on areas where criticism has historically been aimed at MySQL AB/Sun: bug-fixing, performance, and community responsiveness. But what's going on behind the scenes is much more subtle and promises a much better outcome for MySQL.


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