WebTechniques: MySQL + Transactions = MaxSQLDec 15, 2000, 20:46 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Wilson)
"At the O'Reilly-sponsored open source conference last August, MySQL developer Monty Widenius announced a new project called MaxSQL-an enhanced version of the popular MySQL database server. Most significantly, MaxSQL incorporates the latest Berkeley DB library from Sleepycat Software (www.sleepycat.com), so the program supports transactions with an additional table type."
"... MaxSQL offers an excellent alternative to high-priced commercial systems. Most systems don't need to handle the high transaction volumes that warrant an Oracle installation. And with the addition of transaction-safe tables, it should handle database updates with even less programming effort."