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Tech Tips, Tricks & Trivia

by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
An architect's notes, experiments, discoveries and annotated bookmarks.

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MYSQL is now Sun's SQL

Facts about MySQL:
  • Sun paid $1 billion for MySql which has only $70 million in annual sales (Source: SqlMag.com).
  • MySQL is the "M" in LAMP - the software platform comprised of Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP/Perl.
  • MySQL is headquartered in Cupertino, CA and Uppsala, Sweden and has 400 employees in 25 countries.
  • MySQL's open source database can be deployed across multiple operating systems & hardware vendors.
  • MySQL is used by Yahoo!, Alcatel-Lucent, Google, Nokia, YouTube, Facebook and Slashdot among others.
  • MySQL is pretty feature complete when compared to SQL Server but lacks the rich business intelligence (BI) stack that SQL Server offers, integrated reporting & an integrated ETL tool.
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