MySQL Makes a Move Up-Market - Page 2

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MySQL 3.23.33

USABILITY

B

CAPABILITY

C

PERFORMANCE

B

INTEROPERABILITY

B

MANAGEABILITY

B

Organizations that want to use MySQL to manage business-critical data can now do so with more confidence because MySQL ABs open-source database offers new transaction support. It still lacks important SQL language capabilities, however, and so it is not as suitable as a general-purpose database server as are some competitors.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Built-in replication makes it much easier to have a warm standby system in case of server failure.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Transaction support means companies using MySQL for some less-critical tasks will now be able to use it for more-critical transactional applications as well.

Lightweight, fast database engine; transaction support with page-level locking; full-text indexing; one-way replication; open source; free.

Standard SQL features such as foreign keys, subselects and views are missing; no stored procedures, triggers or server-side cursors; full-text indexing doesnt support word stemming or Boolean search operators.

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