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ONLamp: Why MySQL Grew So Fast

Apr 21, 2004, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Oram)

"If you attend enough computer conferences, you run into every occupation on Earth. At the MySQL Users Conference last week, I sat next to a person at lunch who announced proudly that his job was to destroy data. He works for a firm that specializes in data services for law cases, and at the end of many cases the judge orders the total destruction of data related to the case.

"On the other side of me, at that lunch, sat a database administrator whose facility is planning a migration from Oracle to MySQL. A few years ago, people might assume a site would start with MySQL and move up to Oracle as its needs grew. Now there's a quiet trend in the other direction..."

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