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MySQL Founders Reunite To Form SkySQL 215

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from the together-again-at-last dept.
mikejuk writes "The founders of the original MySQL, the open-source database, are getting back together in a merger between Monty Program and SkySQL. SkySQL was created by around two dozen former MySQL executives and investors after Oracle bought MySQL from Sun. Widenius started Monty Program AB and created the MariaDB database from some of MySQL's open source code. The merger will provide a stronger rival to MySQL, so reassuring users who are worried about Oracle's future plans for the database."
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MySQL Founders Reunite To Form SkySQL

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  • by MetalliQaZ (539913) on Thursday April 25, 2013 @12:15PM (#43546939)

    If I understand the release correctly, this will mean that MariaDB will continue with organizational support from SkySQL. Sounds like they are well on the road to being the top MySQL "distribution" which is good reassurance for making the switch.

  • The crying game (Score:5, Informative)

    by sdinfoserv (1793266) on Thursday April 25, 2013 @12:19PM (#43546987) Homepage
    Monty needs to stop crying about what Oracle is / will do with MySQL. He sold MySQl walkng away with almost A BILLION DOLLARS! If he cared that much, he wouldn't have sold.
  • Re:Stronger rival? (Score:3, Informative)

    by geek (5680) on Thursday April 25, 2013 @12:24PM (#43547007) Homepage

    The majority of the internet would disagree with you. I'm not a big DB person but I do use MySQL on my hosted website. I'd happily go to Postgresql if my provider offered it though.

  • Re:The crying game (Score:5, Informative)

    by geek (5680) on Thursday April 25, 2013 @12:35PM (#43547119) Homepage

    For a billion dollars even a true believer would sell. You could take a fraction of that billion and make another DB and still have enough money to jerk off with thousand dollar bills for the rest of your life.

  • Re:The crying game (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 25, 2013 @12:45PM (#43547243)

    Yes, some of us like Insert performance. You *can* get great performance in PostgreSQL if you use COPY but that is not compatible with ORMs. In my experience, if you use postgres in the magical right way, it works great but if you treat it like you would a MySQL server, it fails miserably. MySQL is very easy to administer and if you know what you're doing it runs well.

    I think postgres is amazing from a developer perspective but they need to fix insert performance and work on clustering a bit more.

  • Re:The crying game (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 25, 2013 @12:48PM (#43547259)

    Most shared hosts provide MySQL, so a lot of web software is coded with MySQL in mind first.

  • Re:Stronger rival? (Score:4, Informative)

    by c0d3g33k (102699) on Thursday April 25, 2013 @01:52PM (#43547895)

    Understood, but as far as I am aware, MySQL never pretended to be that.

    Monty has long made excuses for MySQL's inadequacies (most notably the pre-INNODB argument that foreign key constraints weren't really that important and you could just enforce such constraints in software). So there *were* attempts to pretend that MySQL was a "serious" database equivalent to better alternatives. Many of the shortcuts MySQL uses (or used - some of this is historical) apply to edge cases that aren't apparent to "I'm not a DBA" developers creating simple LAMP applications. But when you *do* run into one of those edge cases, then you quickly feel the pain and realize that it could have all been avoided.

    Here's a good read: []

  • by Dogtanian (588974) on Thursday April 25, 2013 @02:02PM (#43548005) Homepage
    I normally mod down both trolls *and* the people stupid enough- or with too little self-control- to be lured into replying to them.

    However, given that at least three ****wits have already modded you "informative" for this post, I feel obliged to point out that the original comment is more than likely a Joe job [] (as well as a troll), and pretty obvious one.

    Matter of fact, I wouldn't discount the possibility that "your" comment was made by the same person as the original, but the fact it was modded up shows that at least some people believe otherwise.

    Seriously, I can't believe that there are Slashdotters stupid enough to take this crap at face value.
  • Re:Explain, please? (Score:4, Informative)

    by geek (5680) on Thursday April 25, 2013 @02:14PM (#43548147) Homepage

    SkySQL is a commercial entity that uses MySQL and now MariahDB - []

    They are replacing MySQL with MariahDB for their hosted solutions and throwing financial backing at the project. MariahDB is not going away. I would encourage you to look into PostgreSQL however as an alternative: []

  • by Dogtanian (588974) on Thursday April 25, 2013 @03:12PM (#43548707) Homepage

    He's been posting these emails in almost every thread for the last few days. He's the "my fast pc" spammer for some unknown Linux website. If you check his Contact page [] you'll see I am not him as he doesn't like his email address displayed in a scrape-able way

    Are you really that dim? I already linked "joe job" and you still managed to miss the entire point.

    Let me explain it in *very* *simple* *words*. The person that posted the original "spam" above is probably *not* "Dieter T. Schmitz" as they claim, but someone else who is (a) trying to make him look bad (b) trolling, and/or (c) stirring up trouble by pretending to post spam under his identity.

    Your logic is circular- you're already assuming that "he" posted the original comment, when in fact "he" probably didn't and "he" isn't the same person.

    Good grief...

    He's the "my fast pc" spammer for some unknown Linux website.

    This *does* explain a lot... about you. If you're one of the idiots that genuinely believed the "My Clean PC" comments were spam- even long after anyone with half a brain could see it was being kept going by trolls- then you're even more gullible and blinkered than I thought you were. []

    Anyway, I only posted my original comment as a heads up to those so lacking in common sense that they might have planned on harassing the alleged "spammer".

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