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

John Van Ostrand john at netdirect.ca
Mon Apr 19 19:02:08 EDT 2010

----- "Fernando Duran" <liberosec at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> 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

Touche. I didn't include SQLite (or actually think of it) since it's disk based. I tend to use it only when I need an embedded database and I don't want to bother the user with installing and configuring an SQL server. 

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