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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RE: fast because of lack of features
by Peder on Wed 27th Oct 2004 14:59 UTC

Probably true; there's always a tradeoff between complex and fast.
And it shouldn't have all the features. If you need Oracle features, why not use Oracle?
MySQL's niche is in the low to mid section of DBs.