With support for stored procedures, functions, and triggers in MySQL 5.0, last month, O’Reilly published a new book titled MySQL Stored Procedure Programming. The book is co-authored by non other than my favorite Oracle PL/SQL guru and author of many Oracle books Steven Feuerstein.
As far as I know, this is Steven’s first book that is about a database other than Oracle. Interesting.2 Comments | Filed in Interesting | Tags: MySQL, open-source
SearchOracle.com has just published an article about the different opinions of a few DBAs regarding the merits of the open source PostgreSQL database management system (DBMS) as compared to Oracle. Here is the summary of the different opinions and comments:
My opinion is that Oracle is the king, the leader in DBMS and is the logical choice when selecting a database to store and secure your important data – If you can afford it. If you cannot afford Oracle then there are many alternatives, including the free Oracle XE, PostgreSQL, MySQL…
Updated a few hours later: Heated discussion on Slashdot.5 Comments | Filed in Oracle | Tags: open-source, PostgreSQL
In addition to this list, here is another Java based open source database for you: H2. Well, it is not really open source, it is free to use and distribute, and the source code is included. But currently does not use a traditional open source (GPL) license. (via).Comments Off on Another semi-open source database | Filed in Technology | Tags: database, h2, open-source
I stumbled upon an article about open source databases. I’ve always thought that MySQL and PostgreSQL were the only open source databases out there, but it turns out that there are quite a few more.
Here is a list of open source databases that are mentioned in the article: Continue reading…1 Comment | Filed in Oracle, Technology | Tags: database, MySQL, open-source, PostgreSQL