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March 28, 2014
by sjvn01
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WebScaleSQL: MySQL for Facebook-sized databases

In a Facebook engineering blog, Steaphan Greene, a Facebook software engineer, announced the creation of a new MySQL branch: WebScaleSQL. This is a version of Oracle’s MySQL for gigantic database loads. WebScaleSQL: MySQL for Facebook-sized databases. More>

March 5, 2014
by sjvn01
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Red Hat brings Microsoft .NET Apps to its OpenShift cloud

Talk about unlikely combinations. Red Hat, the leading enterprise Linux company, announced on March 5th that it’s bringing Microsoft .NET and SQL Server capabilities to its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service cloud. What’s even more surprising is that Red Hat is doing this … Continue reading

February 27, 2014
by sjvn01
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Shuttleworth says Ubuntu is sticking with MySQL

Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and its parent company, Canonical, said on Google+ that Ubuntu 14.04 would include MySQL 5.6. I asked Shuttleworth why he wasn’t using such MySQL forks as MariaDB. Shuttleworth answered, “We’ll be happy to include solid code … Continue reading

September 9, 2013
by sjvn01
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PostgresSQL: The Other big open-source database has a new release

When you think about open-source database management systems (DBMS), you probably think about Oracle’s MySQL and its great rival/fork MariaDB. That’s thinking too small. There’s another great, enterprise capable DBMS, PostgreSQL, and its latest, greatest release PostgreSQL 9.3, has just … Continue reading