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ZDNet Enterprise: MySQL offers lighter database fare, but it may leave some users hungry

Feb 17, 2000, 06:44 (5 Talkback[s])

"Any examination of open-source databases would be incomplete without a discussion of MySQL, a light and lean database that's a favorite of many Webmasters for its speed and small size."

"In particular, MySQL's fast read performance (especially when used with a small number of users), host name, subnet- or user name-based security layer, and tight integration with Perl and PHP make it a perfect fit for Web use. For example, Slashdot.org is run off a MySQL database."

"However, PC Week Labs cautions that MySQL shouldn't be compared with higher-end databases, such as InterBase or PostgreSQL (see Tech Analysis). It's a fundamentally different product with different design goals."

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