Amazon recently added a new MySQL database offering to their Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform named Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). InfoQ explores the benefits and shortcomings of this new service, how it compares to running a local MySQL database, maintenance and replication, the 4-hour weekly downtime window requirement, availability zones, and future plans.
Amazon has announced a new service, Amazon Relational Database Service or RDS, a solution for creating and accessing a relational database in the cloud. The hosted database is MySQL 5.1 and the announcement precedes PDC 2009 by 3 weeks when Microsoft will announce the availability of SQL Azure, a cloud solution based on its relational DB.
Monty Program Ab, a MySQL database engineering company, and Percona, a MySQL services and support firm, today announced the "The Open Database Alliance." This effort will fork the mySQL code base, using MariaDB as a starting point. MariaDB was created by Monty Widenius, co-founder of mySQL.
In this presentation filmed during QCon SF 2008, Aditya Agarwal discusses Facebook’s architecture, more exactly the software stack used, presenting the advantages and disadvantages of its major components: LAMP (PHP, MySQL), Memcache, Thrift, Scribe.
Brett Taylor, founder of FriendFeed, describes how they overcame some limitations of MySQL to handle problems of scaling and database evolution by implementing a "schema-less" storage system on top of MySQL.
Sun enters the cloud market with Sun Open Cloud Platform and will provide virtual machine images for all its open source software. The main technologies powering Sun’s cloud are: Java, MySQL, OpenSolaris and Open Storage.
Kenai is a new project hosting platform from Sun. It offers a comprehensive set of services for open source projects, including source code management and issue-tracking, and most notably, it is built with JRuby on Rails.
Besides Postgres, NeverBlock now also supports MySQL through the new MySQLPlus adapter. We talked to two of the developers of MySQLPlus and discussed NeverBlock and non-blocking database adapters with developers of Ruby's Oracle and SQLite interfaces.
Ruby 1.9's Fibers and non-blocking I/O are getting more attention - we talked to Mohammad A. Ali of the NeverBlock project (which provides support for MySQL and PostgreSQL) and Tony Arcieri of the Revactor project.
Unveiled at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON), Drizzle can be described as a "what if" project - creating a database specially for applications that include web based apps, cloud computing components, databases without business logic (aka stored procedures), and multi-core architecture.
Kasper Sørensen has created a new open source project at eobjects.dk called MetaModel. The project is a common domain model, query engine, and optimizer for different types of datastores, such as relational databases and flat files. MetaModel is a Java library that provides a fluent, object-oriented interface for SQL compliant queries.
Jim Gray, a man who has contributed greatly to technology over the past 40 years, is credited with saying that memory is the new disk and disk is the new tape. With the proliferation of "real-time" web applications and systems that require massive scalability, how are hardware and software relating to this meme?
After asserting that one must, as a rule, always version their database work, Scott Allen detailed an approach to making the best of versioning databases. Allen presented a comprehensive, practical approach to creating a baseline, using change scripts to manage schematic revisions, controlling programmatic database objects, and handling branching and merging.
In a move which caught many off guard, Sun Microsystems announced that it would be acquiring MySQL AB, the company which owns and develops the MySQL database, for $1 Billion USD. InfoQ analyzed the announcement and reactions and spoke with Kevin Harvey, Chairman of the MySQL board of directors, to learn more about this deal and what it may mean for the future.
Late last year MarkLogic rolled out MarkMail, a free service for searching mailing list archives based on their MarkLogic XML content server. Currently MarkMail supports Apache.org, Mozilla.org, PHP and MySQL lists. InfoQ sat down with Jason Hunter of MarkLogic to find out more details on site and where it is heading in the future.