MySQL - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21869 en Not so fast, NoSQL -- SQL still reigns http://www.infoworld.com/t/dbms/not-so-fast-nosql-sql-still-reigns-244507?source=rss_mysql <div id="blog-edit" style="height: 192px; width: 243px; background: #ffffff no-repeat center top; position: relative; float: right; padding-bottom: 8px; padding-top: 8px; padding-left: 8px; padding-right: 8px"><img alt="Not so fast, NoSQL -- SQL still reigns" src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/nosql_magic.jpg" width="243" align="right" height="182" /> <br /><em> <p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> Big Data Data Management Open Source Software Microsoft SQL Server Oracle DBMS MySQL NoSQL SQL Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 244507 at http://www.infoworld.com 5 signs you're outgrowing MySQL http://www.infoworld.com/t/data-management/5-signs-youre-outgrowing-mysql-243196?source=rss_mysql <p><em>MySQL has long been the go-to database of the Web. It has powered some of the largest websites on the planet, as well as countless installations of open source software on every scale imaginable. But as many have learned, at a certain point, MySQL can become a burden to scale efficiently.</em></p> <p><em>Scott Sullivan, vice president of technical account management at NewSQL vendor Clustrix, explains MySQL's limitations and details how <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NewSQL" target="_blank">NewSQL</a> databases provide a fresh alternative. -- Paul Venezia</em></p> Big Data Data Management MySQL Data Management Wed, 28 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 New Tech Forum 243196 at http://www.infoworld.com Oracle weaves Fabric for MySQL clustering http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-management/oracle-weaves-fabric-mysql-clustering-243162?source=rss_mysql <p>Oracle has released a framework that allows multiple copies of the MySQL database to work in tandem, making it easier for organizations to easily run live backup databases and scale MySQL across multiple servers.</p> <p>"The Fabric manages a farm of MySQL servers," said Tomas Ulin, Oracle vice president of MySQL engineering.</p> Data Management Oracle Database Administration Data Integration MySQL Open Source Software Tue, 27 May 2014 16:55:12 +0000 admin 243162 at http://www.infoworld.com Oracle doubles the speed of MySQL query handling http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-management/oracle-doubles-the-speed-of-mysql-query-handling-239474?source=rss_mysql <p>For the next release of its open source MySQL, Oracle is making a number of changes designed to vastly boost the speed of the open source relational database management system.</p> <p>Such a sizeable performance bump could help organizations save money in server purchases, because it would require fewer servers to run large jobs. Or, it will allow them to run complex queries that might have taken too long to run on earlier versions of the database system, said Tomas Ulin, Oracle vice president of MySQL engineering.</p> Data Management Open Source Software Oracle Database Administration MySQL Open Source Software Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:41:06 +0000 admin 239474 at http://www.infoworld.com Facebook, Twitter, Google, and LinkedIn pump up scaling for MySQL http://www.infoworld.com/t/mysql/facebook-twitter-google-and-linkedin-pump-scaling-mysql-239273?source=rss_mysql <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/51FErevdata_il.jpg" alt="Facebook, Twitter, Google, and LinkedIn pump up scaling for MySQL" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Look no further for a sign of MySQL's success than its breadth of use in companies both big and small. Big Data Data Center Data Management Open Source Software MySQL Open Source Software Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239273 at http://www.infoworld.com Web giants join forces for open source MySQL scalability project http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-management/web-giants-join-forces-open-source-mysql-scalability-project-239231?source=rss_mysql <p>Engineering teams from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter have begun work on WebScaleSQL, a project designed to address the challenges of running MySQL at Web scale.</p><p>"Delivering a reliable, personalized experience for the 1.23 billion people who use Facebook requires an expansive and large-scale infrastructure," says Steaphan Greene, a Facebook software engineer. "As Facebook has grown, so has our MySQL deployment, and that deployment is now one of the largest in the world. Along the way, we've learned and benefited from code changes made by the MySQL community."</p> Data Management Facebook Google Twitter MySQL Open Source Software Data Management Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:05:58 +0000 admin 239231 at http://www.infoworld.com Google Cloud SQL debuts, following Amazon's RDS lead http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/google-cloud-sql-debuts-following-amazons-rds-lead-236172?source=rss_mysql <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Google_Cloud_hp.jpg" alt="Google Cloud SQL debuts, following Amazon's RDS lead" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Two and a half years after offering a <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/google-adds-cloud-based-sql-database-app-engine-175291">limited preview</a>, Google has finally opened up <a href="https://developers.google Cloud Computing Data Management Google MySQL Cloud Computing Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 236172 at http://www.infoworld.com SkySQL aims for high-availability database clusters with MariaDB Enterprise http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-management/skysql-aims-high-availability-database-clusters-mariadb-enterprise-234863?source=rss_mysql <p>Finnish software vendor SkySQL has launched the first version of MariaDB Enterprise, a subscription product that combines the MariaDB database with clustering software.</p> <p>By bundling the open source MySQL variant MariaDB with the third party component Galera Cluster, SkySQL wants to let users cluster multiple databases without a single point of failure. If one of the databases fails, Galera Cluster allows the others to keep on going, providing a high availability system.</p> Data Management Open Source Software Database Administration MySQL SQL Open Source Software Thu, 23 Jan 2014 18:02:18 +0000 admin 234863 at http://www.infoworld.com Oracle set to issue 147 security patches, including 36 for Java http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/oracle-set-issue-147-security-patches-including-36-java-233995?source=rss_mysql <p>Oracle is about to release one of its largest security patch batches in recent memory, with some 147 fixes coming Tuesday for vulnerabilities in Java SE, its flagship database, business applications and assorted other products.</p> Applications Application Development Security Oracle Java Programming MySQL Applications Security Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:44:28 +0000 admin 233995 at http://www.infoworld.com James Gosling grades Oracle's handling of Sun's technology http://www.infoworld.com/t/technology-business/james-gosling-grades-oracles-handling-of-suns-technology-233924?source=rss_mysql <p>With the four-year anniversary of Oracle's Sun Microsystems acquisition looming, we reached out to Java founder James Gosling to rate how Oracle has done in shepherding Sun technology.</p> <p>Gosling gives Oracle eyebrow-raising grades, lauding Oracle's handling of Java, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/developer-world/java-founder-gosling-launches-t-shirt-campaign-free-java-621">despite his past acrimony toward Oracle over Java</a>, and giving Oracle a flat-out failing grade on what has become of Solaris OS.</p> Applications Application Development Computer Hardware Data Management Oracle Development Environments Java Programming MySQL Servers Technology Business Mon, 13 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 233924 at http://www.infoworld.com Oracle's still the No. 1 database, but MySQL is on the rise http://www.infoworld.com/t/data-management/oracles-still-the-no-1-database-mysql-the-rise-232673?source=rss_mysql <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/oracle_vortex.jpg" alt="Oracle's still the No. 1 database, but MySQL is on the rise" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>If your gut tells you that Oracle's stranglehold on the database world is starting to slip, you may be right.</p> Big Data Data Management Open Source Software Oracle MySQL NoSQL Data Management Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:20:46 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 232673 at http://www.infoworld.com Bye-bye, Big Red? Escaping Oracle's not that easy http://www.infoworld.com/t/mysql/bye-bye-big-red-escaping-oracles-not-easy-230102?source=rss_mysql <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/05OPentinsight_hp.jpg" alt="Bye-bye, Big Red? Escaping Oracle's not that easy" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Talk to certain folks and you'd believe Oracle is doomed -- doomed! Its proprietary database solutions are a prime target for being displaced by the likes of open source contenders MariaDB and PostgreSQL. It's only a matter of time.</p> The Industry Standard Oracle MySQL Open Source Software Data Management Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:40:19 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 230102 at http://www.infoworld.com Percona challenges Oracle with alternate MySQL release http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/percona-challenges-oracle-alternate-mysql-release-228630?source=rss_mysql <p>Percona continues to nip at Oracle's heels, releasing a free version of the open source MySQL 5.6 database with advanced features similar to ones in Oracle's paid enterprise edition.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.percona.com/resources/mysql-webinars/percona-server-56-enterprise-grade-mysql-outstanding-performance" target="_blank">newly released</a> Percona Server 5.6 features scalability, availability, backup and security features similar to those found in Oracle's MySQL 5.6 Enterprise Edition, which Oracle makes available only to customers who purchase a support contract.</p> Open Source Software MySQL Open Source Software Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:39:19 +0000 admin 228630 at http://www.infoworld.com Video: PostgreSQL succeeds where MySQL fails http://www.infoworld.com/t/sql/video-postgresql-succeeds-where-mysql-fails-225874?source=rss_mysql <p>Rob Conery has a problem with MySQL: It doesn't take his data at face value and, therefore, doesn't report errors it should be catching.</p> <p><object width="525" height="295"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/emgJtr9tIME?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="//www.youtube.com/v/emgJtr9tIME?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="525" height="295"></embed></object></p> Data Management MySQL SQL Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 InfoTube 225874 at http://www.infoworld.com MySQL face-off: MySQL or MariaDB? http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-management/mysql-face-mysql-or-mariadb-224665?source=rss_mysql <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/mysql_vs_mariadb.jpg" alt="MySQL face-off: MySQL or MariaDB?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: bahri altay/Wikimedia</p></em></div> Data Management Open Source Software MySQL Open Source Software Data Management Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 224665 at http://www.infoworld.com Oracle gives MySQL Workbench a new look http://www.infoworld.com/t/mysql/oracle-gives-mysql-workbench-new-look-224774?source=rss_mysql <p>Oracle has revamped the user interface for its MySQL Workbench administration software, streamlining a number of routine operations and adding some new time-saving features as well.</p> <p>"The enhanced design in the multi-platform GUI not only increases usability and productivity of the tool, but also offers new database management capabilities," wrote Oracle senior product manager Mike Frank, in <a href="https://blogs.oracle.com/MySQL/entry/mysql_workbench_6_0_new" target="_blank">a blog post announcing the new release</a>.</p> Oracle MySQL Mon, 12 Aug 2013 21:26:35 +0000 admin 224774 at http://www.infoworld.com Wikipedia dumps MySQL, hooks up with MariaDB http://www.infoworld.com/t/open-source-software/wikipedia-dumps-mysql-hooks-mariadb-217820?source=rss_mysql <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Open_Source_hp.jpg" alt="Wikipedia dumps MySQL, hooks up with MariaDB" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>MariaDB, the community-developed edition of the open source MySQL database now under Oracle's thumb, will become the database software that <a href="https://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/04/22/wikipedia-adopts-mariadb/" target="_blank">drives Wikipedia</ Data Management Open Source Software Oracle MySQL Open Source Software Data Management Thu, 02 May 2013 19:32:20 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 217820 at http://www.infoworld.com SkySQL, MariaDB to merge http://www.infoworld.com/t/dbms/skysql-mariadb-merge-217073?source=rss_mysql <p>Two companies offering third-party support for Oracle's open-source MySQL database, as well as the MySQL offshoot MariaDB, have announced plans to merge.</p> <p>SkySQL, which <a href="http://www.itnews.com/business-issues/19629/skysql-joins-ranks-mysql-support-providers" target="_blank">was launched in 2010</a>, said Tuesday it will merge with Monty Program, the company founded by MySQL creator Michael "Monty" Widenius. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close within several months, were not disclosed.</p> Data Management DBMS M&A MySQL Open Source Software Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:55:09 +0000 admin 217073 at http://www.infoworld.com MySQL 5.6 tackles NoSQL competitors http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/mysql-56-tackles-nosql-competitors-212261?source=rss_mysql <p>With MySQL 5.6, released Tuesday, Oracle has updated the open-source database to make it more competitive with NoSQL data stores such as MariaDB or Cassandra.</p> <p>"We're in constant dialogue with our customers and users, and they've shown interest in the NoSQL technologies," said Tomas Ulin, Oracle vice president of MySQL engineering. Oracle hopes MySQL can offer NoSQL speeds and scalability while still being a fully relational database.</p> Applications Oracle Database Administration MySQL Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:25:14 +0000 admin 212261 at http://www.infoworld.com Oracle VM 3.2 now discovers and manages Sparc servers http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/oracle-vm-32-now-discovers-and-manages-sparc-servers-212153-0?source=rss_mysql <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Oracle_New_hp.jpg" alt="Google" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>VMware may be boasting that its software is used by all of the Fortune 100 companies and 96 percent of the Fortune 1000, but the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization">virtualization</a> team at Oracle is either not listening or simply doesn't care.</p> Computer Hardware Data Center Data Management Virtualization Oracle Server Virtualization MySQL Servers Systems Management Data Center Virtualization Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 David Marshall 212153 at http://www.infoworld.com