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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@CIO from Dallas TX
by Anonymous on Wed 27th Oct 2004 08:30 UTC

Wow, someone who actually understands what MySQL's true weaknesses are (and aren't). I'm a MySQL user for a fairly large project. It was a good choice, not a compromise or a mistake. But of course no DBMS is perfect for all situations. Where we find MySQL requiring more DBA time is in transactional performance, scalability, and maintenance of complex queries made more complex by a lack of SQL features.

That said, it would take an even larger, more complex app than ours to make MySQL a truly poor fit. And no, I don't just have a large ecommerce site and think that that is complex... ;)