MySQL Grows Up

While it's great to see maturing, one has to hope that they don't forget where they came from or why they are so popular. It's fantastic that they are adding stored procedures, triggers, views and ACID features to MySQL ('fixing 10 years of criticism in one release', according to one of the co-founders). Fantastic, that is, only if they can retain what has made MySQL so wildly popular – easy to install, a breeze to maintain and optimize and lightning fast. Each MySQL release I've used (3.22->3.23->4.0->4.1) has been better in almost every regard than the previous version and I'm anxious to check out 5.0 – I just hope MySQL hasn't lost what made it great in order to become “enterprise-ready”.
–jeremy

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