Linux Magazine: Exclusive: Interview with Monty Widenius
Nov 14, 2005, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Streicher)
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"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..."