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  • Ubuntu Looks Towards MySQL Alternatives

    Phoronix: Ubuntu Looks Towards MySQL Alternatives

    Arch Linux replaced MySQL with MariaDB, openSUSE gutted MySQL, Fedora replaced MySQL, and now Ubuntu Linux is looking to continue the trend...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM3Mjc

  • #2
    Oracle idiots

    It is amazing how Oracle managed to screw everything up.

    OpenSolaris, dropped that.
    OpenOffice.org, lost that and got forked to LibreOffice, and then passed to Apache Software Foundation.
    Java, lots of security vulnerabilities, bad reputation, Google lawsuit.
    OpenSPARC project, canceled, T3 not open source.
    MySQL, forked to MariaDB.

    Nobody likes Oracle. Oracle has the reverse midas touch, everything they touch turn into shit.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by uid313 View Post
      Nobody likes Oracle. Oracle has the reverse midas touch, everything they touch turn into shit.
      Among the OSS community, sure. Not so much with the people who pay them for stuff... they're still raking in money on their commercial offerings.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Delgarde View Post
        Among the OSS community, sure. Not so much with the people who pay them for stuff... they're still raking in money on their commercial offerings.
        VirtualBox also seam to be doing fine still.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by AJenbo View Post
          VirtualBox also seam to be doing fine still.
          "Fine" yes but Vmware is better integrated into Linux guests since all of the Vmware drivers for Vmware virtual-devices are mainlined. Their graphics driver even uses Gallium lol.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by AJenbo View Post
            VirtualBox also seam to be doing fine still.
            Not quite. The kernel module is horrible and buggy, not upstreamed and never will be. VMWare for its flaws has a done a much much better job of working with upstream kernel developers.

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            • #7
              Vbox 4 is far more buggy than the 3 series. I think it *still* has mouse issues, introduced in the 4 series, of course.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                It is amazing how Oracle managed to screw everything up.

                OpenSolaris, dropped that.
                OpenOffice.org, lost that and got forked to LibreOffice, and then passed to Apache Software Foundation.
                Java, lots of security vulnerabilities, bad reputation, Google lawsuit.
                OpenSPARC project, canceled, T3 not open source.
                MySQL, forked to MariaDB.

                Nobody likes Oracle. Oracle has the reverse midas touch, everything they touch turn into shit.
                Don't forget Hudson, same story as MySQL, the original creator and most of the core developers left to start Jenkins. Hudson got handed over to the Eclipse Foundation.

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                • #9
                  OpenOffice is rotting in its grave, MySQL is dead and Java is soon to follow. Microsoft invented 3E and Oracle has perfected it.

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                  • #10
                    I'm not a DB expert by any means, but I don't see Postgres mentioned. Isn't it a valid alternative gaining a lot of credibility even in the enterprise markets? Is it much different?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by spidernik84 View Post
                      I'm not a DB expert by any means, but I don't see Postgres mentioned. Isn't it a valid alternative gaining a lot of credibility even in the enterprise markets? Is it much different?
                      It's not a drop in replace ment. Databases would have to be converted and applications adjusted.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by spidernik84 View Post
                        I'm not a DB expert by any means, but I don't see Postgres mentioned. Isn't it a valid alternative gaining a lot of credibility even in the enterprise markets? Is it much different?
                        Yeah, i think it's a good option that is gaining momentum, but it's fairly different from MySQL and not just an easy swap out.

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                        • #13
                          postgres is not an option if you often muck around with the directory storing the databases.

                          While the other DBMS usually store databases that relate to the name used in their creation (i.e.: if you do a 'CREATE DATABASE testdatabase;' in MySQL, MariaDB or even Mircrosoft SQL Server, the datadir will contain a file named 'testdatabase' or something along those lines), postgres uses a confusing numbering system (i.e.: performing a 'CREATE DATABASE testdatabase;' in postgres will result in a file named '00' or something else in the datadir). You can't just go into the datadir and start guessing whether file 00 or file 21 is the 'testdatabase' database that you are interested in.

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