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Linux Magazine: Exclusive: Interview with Monty Widenius

Nov 14, 2005, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Streicher)

"Linux Magazine: With the release of 5.x, does MySQL AB plans to compete more directly with products like Oracle and DB2, or do you see MySQL 5 as filling a different niche and being a complimentary database solution? How will those competitors view MySQL 5? Compliment or competition?

"Monty Widenius: MySQL started originally with a limited feature set designed to solve practical problems within the datawarehousing and web space. The main requirements then were performance, stability and ease of use. This came from the fact that if MySQL didn't perform or if there were any problems I myself would have to wait longer for batches to complete or spend the rest of the night fixing things that broke..."

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