= Kevin.Lyda at itg.ie <Kevin.Lyda at itg.ie> [20000323 1133]:
> [snip..] (which is currently toasting our
> earlier oracle numbers - and that's without the optimisations).
well, experts (specifically philip greenspun, who i have lots of time for)
say it's not really fair to compare mysql with oracle because mysql isn't
really an RDBMS in the strictest sense of the word, because providing a
solution to concurrency problems such as reader-writer etc is basically
non-existent in mysql. from what i can tell, mysql can and does do a good
job when you read from a database lots of times but rarely write. this
obviously would work for something like themes.org, but not really for
amazon.com or whatever where stuff gets written lots of times every second.
that said, mysql seems to do an exempelary job on lots of good websites,
and i have never used it, so i don't want to diss it either.
of course, if anybody is in a position to blow this testimony out of the
water, i'm all ears (or eyeballs, more appropriately). :)
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