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Facebook, Google, Twitter & LinkedIn Team Up On WebScaleSQL

Facebook, Google, Twitter & LinkedIn Team Up On WebScaleSQL

By Chris Crum March 27, 2014

Facebook, Google, Twitter and LinkedIn announced a new collaboration among their engineer teams called WebScaleSQL. A spokesperson for Facebook tells us that the companies are “working to share a common set of changes to the upstream MySQL branch that will …

MySQL Not Big Enough to Offer Enterprise Support?

Jonathan has a nice post with additional explanations on the MySQL deal, seeing as one or two folks have questioned it.

Software Industry Continues to Consolidate

As Zack reported, Sun is buying MySQL for ~$800M plus $200M in options. Interestingly, the MySQL acquisition represents 8% of Sun’s current market cap (~$13 Bil). While I’m happy for the MySQL team, my views on Sun’s OSS “strategy” are mixed at best.

Sun To Acquire MySQL

The open source database supports sites like Google, Yahoo, and Facebook, and provides Sun with a “full stack” it can offer customers.

Google Selects MySQL Goodies For Open Source

Some of Google applications use the MySQL database, and internal performance enhancements made by Google engineers have been publicly released.

MySQL – Storage Engine for Amazon S3

I got an email today from O’Reilly today about the MySQL Conference (coming up at the end in April), it looks like a pretty good conference, but one of the sessions caught my eye. It was called A Storage Engine for Amazon S3.

Top Contributors Get Rewards from MySQL

I just read about MySQL’s Quality Contribution Program (QCP) and I have to say it rocks! It’s a great way to build and maintain community.

Essentially, folks who submit bug reports, test cases or code patches get “QA Points”. When contributors reach a certain level of points over the past 12 months, they get a 1 year subscription to MySQL Enterprise Basic, Silver, Gold or Platinum.

TechCrunch, Others Love Linux, MySQL
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A survey by Pingdom of seven heavily visited websites found plenty of Apache web servers and PHP coding on their platforms, where Linux carries the platform and MySQL handles the database needs.

MySQL IPO, Oracle Unbreakable Support for MySQL?
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Matt Aslett writes that Oracle may be considering Unbreakable Support for MySQL and that MySQL Co. is likely to IPO later this year.

MySQL Administration via ColdFusion
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A user asked me if it was possible to backup and restore a MySQL database from ColdFusion.

Convert a MySQL Injection Script for Use in Microsoft SQL Server

MySQL Server is the most widely used database management system in the world, primarily because it is open source and free.

MySQL Optimization Tips
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Every programmer loves to optimize, even when we know we shouldn’t.

MySQL with WAS CE
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Search term: “mysql WASCE”

Is My Perl, CGI, MYSQL Site Obsolete?
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That is the question that one person asks in the web programming discussion forum at WebProWorld.

MySQL’s Regular Expression Support

Many months ago I reviewed Ben’s MySQL Crash Course, an excellent book that discusses MySQL at a very high, quick to read level.

Open Source SQL Full Text Search Engine – Sphinx

I came across Sphinx via the MySQL Performance Blog (which has some good entries you might want to check out). It is an Open Source Full Text SQL Search Engine.

MySQL Gets Telecom-Specific

Due to demand, MySQL AB announced the expansion of its telecom-specific services and consulting for MySQL software. Specifically, the company is promoting its MySQL Cluster, a high-end version of the standard database designed for fault-tolerant, mission-critical network and telecommunications applications at carrier-grade.