Home > Databases > The State of MySQL The State of MySQL Submitted by linuxmag 2009-06-02 Databases 2 Comments Jeremy Zawodny takes a look at the state of MySQL. “Robust development from outside the Sun/MySQL sphere, new storage engines and the return of Monty are just some of the signs that MySQL is healthy, despite may reports to the contrary.” About The Author Thom Holwerda Follow me on Twitter @thomholwerda 2 Comments 2009-06-03 12:24 am galvanash Robust development from outside the Sun/MySQL sphere, new storage engines and the return of Monty are just some of the signs that MySQL is healthy, despite may reports to the contrary. Considering said reports to the contrary were primarily based on the fact that: 1. Monty left. 2. Outside developers were feeling stonewalled by Sun/Oracle 3. No notable lateral movement in development had occured in a while (i.e. new storage engines) It isnt terribly hard to make the case that things are looking much better. But that doesnt in any way invalidate the previous concerns – they were all completely valid at the time. I would argue that those very concerns are what spurred these changes in the first place. I think saying “MySQL is healthy” is a little premature. It is certainly looking healthier than it did though. 2009-06-03 1:42 am Anon9 The link posted is: http://www.linux-mag.com/id/7342%22. This goes to a page not found error (at least within Opera). The correct link is http://www.linux-mag.com/id/7342.