InfoWorld: A Database Query
Mar 18, 2003, 18:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Russell C. Pavlicek)
[ Thanks to Jason
Greenwood for this link. ]
"One of the more common queries I hear is, 'What database should
I use under Linux?' That is actually a pleasantly difficult
question, because there are a number of choices that depend on what
you want to do.
"If you are looking for a large commercial database such as
Oracle or DB2 to run on Linux, the solution may be just to run
Oracle or DB2. Many of the most prominent commercial databases
established a presence in the Linux world years ago, so you can
often stay with your current database vendor under Linux if you
"But if you are looking for open-source alternatives, there are
several. One of the most visible options is MySQL (www.mysql.com).
Unlike most commercial databases, MySQL is less concerned with
having every possible feature and more concerned with maximizing
speed. As a result, some database administrators make the mistake
of thinking MySQL is a 'toy' because it currently does not have
support for stored procedures, triggers, and views..."