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April 21, 2003

Database State of the Nation

I spent some of the long weekend checking out MySQL 4.0. Its looking good. I have used version 3 in the past and whilst I liked it I have never used it in anger. The new features in 4.0 and in particular the support of sub-queries in the upcoming 4.1 release make it a whole lot more attractive to me.

From now on when selecting a database engine for a project I think I will be asking why I shouldn't be using MySQL rather than why I should.

Of course, that has nothing to do with its first class Python support.

If you are using Mandrake, or another flavour of Linux, then V. Satheesh Babu has some excellent notes here.

Posted by Andy Todd at April 21, 2003 04:17 PM