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Google Extends Their Services with Cloud SQL

by Abel Avram on  Jun 07, 2013 1

Google is making MySQL available in the cloud as a fully managed service, including a JSON API for programmatic management.

MySQL Reference Architectures for Small to Extra Large Websites

by Abel Avram on  Mar 14, 2013 1

Oracle has published MySQL Reference Architectures for Massively Scalable Web Infrastructure, a whitepaper outlining recommended topologies for different types and sizes of websites using MySQL for data storage.

Learning to Scale Websites at Mozilla

by Aslan Brooke on  Feb 08, 2013

Mozilla is scaling websites from thousands to hundreds of millions of users through simple scaling patterns they have learned internally according to Brandon Burton, web operations engineer at Mozilla. The lessons learned include caching, scaling out web servers, asynchronous jobs, and databases.

MySQL 5.6 Enterprise Edition with Full Text Indexes and Online DDL

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 07, 2013

The 5.6 series for MySQL has reached the point where Oracle feels comfortable in releasing an updated MySQL Enterprise Edition for its paying customers. This version includes a significantly updated version of InnoDB with full text search and online DDL.

Cassandra Storage Engine for MariaDB

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 10, 2012

MariaDB has announced a preview of the Cassandra Storage Engine. This is a plugin that allows MariaDB to access Cassandra clusters using normal SQL syntax.

Introducing SQL Server to MySQL Migration Tool from Oracle

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Aug 21, 2012

Oracle recently announced a new migration tool, which provides an ability to quickly migrate data and applications from Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL with less time and effort. The migration tool which has been integrated into MySQL Workbench, allows visual design, development and administration of MySQL databases with an advanced logging and security mechanism.

MySQL Cluster 7.2 Released with 70x Increased Performance and NoSQL Features

by Rick Hightower on  Feb 15, 2012 5

Oracle fires a new round for the heart of the NoSQL market. This 7.2 release of MySQL Cluster has new features putting it head to head with other NoSQL solutions including REST, memcached wire protocol, NoSQL C++, and standard MySQL interfaces. Oracle boasts 70x speed gains for complex queries using MapReduce like distributed joins. Is the world ready for a MySQL/NoSQL hybrid from Oracle?

VMware's CloudFoundry Service Gains Support for PostgreSQL

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Nov 09, 2011 3

VMware is adding support for PostgreSQL to CloudFoundry, it's open source PAAS solution.

ORM Profiler Analyzes Data Access Performance

by Jenni Konrad on  Oct 14, 2011

Solutions Design has released ORM Profiler, a tool meant to help improve data access layer performance. It tracks and logs ADO.NET calls so that developers can analyze their data access and discover potential problems.

New in Google Cloud: SDK 1.5.5, Cloud SQL, Cloud Storage, Prediction API and Premier Accounts

by Abel Avram on  Oct 13, 2011 2

Google Cloud Services has announced a new version of the App Engine SDK (1.5.5) -the frontend request deadline has been raised from 30 sec. to 60 sec., Python 2.7-, Cloud SQL, Cloud Storage and Prediction API are out of Code Labs, and Premier Accounts.

WSO2 Launches StratosLive PaaS and the Stratos 1.5 Platform

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Aug 03, 2011

WSO2 announced last week the launch of Stratos 1.5, a Cloud Middleware Platform, and the StratosLive PaaS. Together, they enable the development and deployment of SOA and composite applications in the Cloud. StratosLive PaaS is a new hosted service powered by WSO2 Stratos and includes an application server, an ESB, and identity server, a governance registry, a business process engine...

MySQL Changes: More Expensive and No InnoDB for the Classic Edition

by Abel Avram on  Nov 04, 2010 3

Oracle has published a new comparison table for the MySQL Editions offered with support. Major changes include a rise of the price and InnoDB is removed from the Classic Edition.

MySQL/HandlerSocket and VoltDB: Contenders to NoSQL

by Abel Avram on  Oct 27, 2010 5

NoSQL systems are considered by some as performing better than traditional SQL ones. Two SQL solutions, one based on MySQL plus a NoSQL layer used as a plug-in and VoltDB claim SQL still is a viable solution for large applications with high scalability needs.

IBM Cuts DB 2 Prices While Oracle Raises the Cost of MySQL

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 11, 2010 4

MySQL and DB2 are a lot alike. Both are free to start, but to get the tools needed to properly support them you have to buy subscriptions form the vendor. At the same time that Oracle is raising MySQL’s subscription to 3,000 per server, IBM is dropping DB2 to 1,500 per server.

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.

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