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Wednesday April 25, 2007
11:38 AM

Google Contributes Back to MySQL

[ #33101 ]

Google Releases Improved MySQL Code

<sarcasm> OMG. How can this be? Only idiots use MySQL. MySQL Sucks. Postgres R0X0rz. Oh the humanity.</sarcasm>

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  • It is "sarcasm" not "sarcasim". : )

    I guess GOOGLE knows how to use MySQL.
  • The IW article notes that "Google uses the MySQL open source relational database internally for some applications that aren't search related." So it's not like this is a huge deal for Google as a whole. Also from the IW story; "its engineers are keen to improve the code by making their improvements publicly available.

    "We think MySQL is a fantastic data storage solution, and as our projects push the requirements for the database in certain areas, we've made changes to enhance MySQL itself, mainly in the

    • So it's not like this is a huge deal for Google as a whole.

      While certainly Google's bread and butter, search isn't their only product though. Groups, gmail, news, maps, etc. All have a substantial amount of data with a substantial amount of users.
  • MySQL needs all the help it can get! :)
    • Phew, and I was beginning to think there would be no obligatory anti-MySQL posts. Cheers.