Lecture: MySQL and its forks : what is different, which future?


MySQL forks like Percona Server, MariaDB and Drizzle are becoming popular. Which features have been added? Why leave standard MySQL for one of the fork? These will be the topics of this session.

Since Sun has bought MySQL in 2008 and Oracle has bought Sun in 2009, the MySQL community has been wondering how MySQL will evolve in the coming years. Different opinions have emerged, giving birth to different flavors of MySQL, the best known being MariaDB, Percona Server and Drizzle.

What are the reasons behind these multiple versions? Which additional features do they bring to the standard version? Is it reasonable to migrate to one of these forks? Will these projects become so popular that they will overthrow MySQL?

We'll try to give answers to all these questions in this session.


Day: 2011-08-21
Start time: 14:00
Duration: 01:00
Track: Databases


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