Migrating from MySQL/Access to SQL Server/Azure with SSMA

by Abel Avram on  Aug 17, 2010

Microsoft has released the SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for MySQL 1.0, and has refreshed SSMA for Oracle v4.2, SSMA for Sybase v4.2, and SSMA for Access v4.2. These toolkits helps customers migrating their MySQL/Oracle/Sybase/Access databases to SQL Server and some even to SQL Azure.

Do We Need LAMP as PaaS in the Cloud?

by Abel Avram on  May 29, 2010 8

LAMP has been a major platform for the Internet, but current cloud offerings do not seem to include LAMP as PaaS. Is LAMP needed in a cloud computing world?

Perspectives on the Conclusion of the Oracle - Sun Acquisition

by Dio Synodinos on  Jan 29, 2010

After almost nine months of speculation and delay, Oracle has got the green light from EU which has lead to the completion of Sun’s acquisition. The announcement was followed by an all-day event were Oracle presented its future plans for the Sun technologies and platforms.

Microsoft is Making a Play for MySQL Users

by Jonathan Allen on  Jan 19, 2010

Microsoft has released its first community tech preview for a MySQL to SQL Server migration tool. This tool supports SQL Server 2005, 2008, and Azure.

Amazon RDS: MySQL Database as a Cloud Service

by Carlos Armas on  Dec 17, 2009

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 Offers MySQL as a Service

by Abel Avram on  Oct 28, 2009

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.

Open Database Alliance: New Direction for mySQL

by Dave West on  May 20, 2009

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.

Presentation: Facebook: Science and the Social Graph

by Abel Avram on  Mar 26, 2009 9

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.

FriendFeed Implements Schema-less Storage Atop MySQL

by Dave West on  Mar 25, 2009 2

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 Pledges to Appear Behind Every Cloud

by Abel Avram on  Mar 18, 2009

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: Project Hosting Built on JRuby on Rails

by Mirko Stocker on  Sep 16, 2008 2

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.

NeverBlock and Non-Blocking Database Adapters

by Mirko Stocker on  Sep 05, 2008 1

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.

Article: Using Ruby Fibers for Async I/O: NeverBlock and Revactor

by Werner Schuster on  Sep 03, 2008 1

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.

Drizzle - a new direction for databases

by Ian Roughley on  Aug 12, 2008 1

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.

New Open Source project provides Object Oriented data access

by Steven Robbins on  Jul 31, 2008 6

Kasper Sørensen has created a new open source project at 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.

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