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    Phoronix: Fedora Looks To Replace MySQL With MariaDB

    Out of fears that Oracle is making MySQL a more closed software project and not being happy with the overall direction of this widely-used database software, Fedora developers are looking at replacing MySQL with MariaDB in Fedora 19...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI4MDY

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    As a long time PostgreSQL fan, I never understood the draw to MySQL, and wish the whole thing would just die already.

    At least I thought MySQL >= 5 could pretend to be a real database, that was, until I gave it a try: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!ms...I/ZLPL5LG4z1YJ

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    • #3
      Originally posted by phoronix View Post
      Phoronix: Fedora Looks To Replace MySQL With MariaDB

      Out of fears that Oracle is making MySQL a more closed software project and not being happy with the overall direction of this widely-used database software, Fedora developers are looking at replacing MySQL with MariaDB in Fedora 19...

      http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI4MDY
      Just a correction. Jaroslav Reznik is Fedora's program manager and he is not proposing this feature. He is merely announcing it publicly as part of his duties in taking care of the feature proposals and he has been doing that for all the features proposed. The actual proposal comes from Honza.

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      • #4
        trolllll

        Lol... best troll ever.

        1) Get MySQL extensively used in the market place through making an awesome database
        2) Sell to Oracle
        3) Profit
        4) Original authors fork GPL code, create a new company and database based on the original code


        Open source 1; Oracle 0


        I wonder if Oracle will buy monty program and MariaDB again in the future

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kallisti5 View Post
          2) Sell to Oracle
          Ahem... that should read Sun

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          • #6
            Bullshit.
            What's happening here is that Red Hat wants to enter the Database (profit) world. The only way is to slowly make MariaDB replace Mysql(Oracle) in their systems like Fedora and then, if everything goes well within 2 years they will start doing enterprise support level for it on Red Hat.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by hubick View Post
              As a long time PostgreSQL fan, I never understood the draw to MySQL, and wish the whole thing would just die already.
              Couldn't agree more. I only use MySQL on existing legacy systems.

              Originally posted by bulletxt View Post
              Bullshit.
              What's happening here is that Red Hat wants to enter the Database (profit) world. The only way is to slowly make MariaDB replace Mysql(Oracle) in their systems like Fedora and then, if everything goes well within 2 years they will start doing enterprise support level for it on Red Hat.
              No doubt that's a factor but people are leaving MySQL in droves, just like every other open source project that Oracle has inherited. This is not a bad thing and I don't blame them at all.

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              • #8
                I've used MySQL but I think that maybe I should go with Postgresql instead.

                I've never had any problems with MySQL, but I've read that MySQL mangles the data and is very loose and handles your data bad and that Postgresql handles it much better.
                Also Postgresql have some JSON thing too.

                Only thing bad about Postgresql seems to be that it uses some vanity license instead of an established open source license.

                I am also having my eyes open at Drizzle, but haven't heard much about it lately.

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                • #9
                  I knew MySQL was not really a good database, but this level of crap I'd expect from SQLite or something

                  Originally posted by bulletxt View Post
                  Bullshit.
                  What's happening here is that Red Hat wants to enter the Database (profit) world. The only way is to slowly make MariaDB replace Mysql(Oracle) in their systems like Fedora and then, if everything goes well within 2 years they will start doing enterprise support level for it on Red Hat.
                  Yeah, and they'll close source it, just like all of RHEL! /sarcasm

                  It's OOo vs LO all over again, caused by exact same problem: Oracle being Oracle with exact same solution, fork the code, change the name, the users will switch because they want to have some impact on the software without paying though the nose. I just wonder when we will see a fork of Berkeley DB...
                  Last edited by tomato; 01-22-2013, 05:56 AM.

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                  • #10
                    MySQL and its MariaDB fork are the only databases I know that:

                    - allows a primary key attribute to accept a NULL value
                    - needs an index for foreign key creation
                    - ignores anything after the CHECK statement
                    - allows the entry of values into foreign key attributes that do not exist in the referenced table

                    Can it even be called an RDBMS?

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                    • #11
                      I have used MySQL but never Postgresql, but I am interested in Postgresql.

                      I saw this video on YouTube that shows how crap MySQL is.

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PoFIohBSM4

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kallisti5 View Post
                        I wonder if Oracle will buy monty program and MariaDB again in the future
                        They (Sun) bought a name, and the dual-licensing stuff.
                        You can't buy an open source program; but you can buy developers or names, which is worth a lot.
                        Many people know what MySQL is, few know MariaDB even exists. That's why I still think it was smart to buy it.

                        Now, what Orale is doing with MySQL isn't that great. But if they fail, it will be their fault.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
                          If MySQL is so shitty than why is everybody using it?

                          If MySQL is so shitty why did Sun bought it?

                          Anyway it's gonna be interesting seeing which one will be faster: the open source mariaDB or the Oracle MySQL? My money is on Oracle. It's not like their the best database developer in the world or anything.
                          PostgreSQL has been around since forever but it's only recently that it's started to become popular. I switched to it a little before the hype started because I needed GIS features and MySQL sucks really badly at that. The view for a long time was that PostgreSQL was slower but it turned out that MySQL's own benchmarks were biased in their favour. For example, they were based on the feature-lacking "don't trust your data with it" MyISAM engine instead of the InnoDB engine that everyone recommends for production use. I also gather that MySQL's replication features really were superior but I believe PostgreSQL has largely caught up on that front now.

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                          • #14
                            I've never tried PostgreSQL, I'm a MySQL fanboy .

                            Recently, I've changed from MySQL to MariaDB in a development server at work, and there were some speed improvements and stability in the InnoDB engine. I don't know if it would be better to change the default DBMS from MySQL to PostgreSQL, but getting rid of MySQL I think is a wise movement.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Otamay View Post
                              I've never tried PostgreSQL, I'm a MySQL fanboy .
                              I didn't know there was such a thing!

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