Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 26th Oct 2004 22:58 UTC
Databases MySQL announced the general availability of MySQL 4.1. Certified by the company as production-ready for large-scale enterprise deployment, this significant upgrade to the MySQL database server features advanced querying capabilities through subqueries, faster and more secure client-server communication, new installation and configuration tools, and support for international character sets and geographic data.
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by Eu on Wed 27th Oct 2004 00:12 UTC

I have been using MySQL for the past five years on web sites with, hundreds, thousands and at times hundreds of thousands of visitors. No problem!

MySQL is a very nice database and performs admirably. It doesn't have the features of Oracle and it doesn't need them either. Try running Oracle on a forum. It will be slow and it will cost you an arm and a leg.

On the other hand, if you have millions upon millons of records and transactions a la Amazon, then it may make sense to run Oracle.