[lug] MySQL work queue problem

Collins Richey crichey at gmail.com
Fri Oct 6 20:24:52 MDT 2006

On 10/6/06, George Sexton <gsexton at mhsoftware.com> wrote:

[ snips ]

> Here's my anti-MySQL rant.

> It's really a case of a mediocre product with superior marketing and
> mind-share triumphing over technically better products.

> OK, you now know why I think MySQL is a piece of dung from an anemic and
> under-fed rat. Here's what's better.
> PostgreSQL   -   Compliant SQL Engine, Free BSD License, Good Performance
> MS SQL Server - Used by an expert, astonishingly good performance.
> Amazingly good developer tools. Absolutely first rate paid support.
> Ignore support contracts. Just go per-incident support for $300.
> Sybase SQL Anywhere - Low cost, and terrific replication capabilities.
> IBM DB2 - Rock Solid
> Oracle - Industry Standard, but quirky in it's own right.
> The only reason to use MySQL is because it's ubiquitous. Of course, if
> you walk out in the green belt by my house where people walk their dogs,
> you can find other things that are ubiquitous as well.

Aw, tell us how you really feel, George!

This is the same story I get from any competent database
designer/developer. Every database product you can think of has had
[pick an ACID standard SQL feature] since the dawn of time, but people
cling to MySQL Go figure. There's one born every minute.

Collins Richey
     If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries
     of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.

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