[kwlug-disc] Newbie... Playing with Linux etc...

Fernando Duran liberosec at yahoo.ca
Mon Apr 19 18:37:51 EDT 2010


I hate to contradict but...

> MySQL is the fastest SQL on the planet.

Hmmm, no. 

Perhaps in very particular scenarios like "there are benchmarks with such and such datasets and simple read queries where MySQL on a single-processor and with MyISAM tables is the fastest". There are many situations involving complex or write queries where MySQL is slower than other RDBMS (links needed). Also even in those simple scenarios sqlite may perform better.

> 
> MySQL is also the most widely used SQL database on the
> planet

Probably not: http://sqlite.org/mostdeployed.html


Cheers,

Fernando





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