MySQL – is this database fit for the Enterprise?
MySQL has recently appeared as an Enterprise edition. We have already looked at whether MySQL (the company) is enterprise ready, but we can also ask whether the product itself is suitable for enterprise use.
The short answer seems to be:
The real picture is that many large enterprises that still rely on traditional database engines (such as Oracle, DB2 – and even SQL Server) to run their mission critical systems, are starting to try out MySQL. They use it for small applications, at the departmental level, for the newer web-based applications – in other words, in all sorts of innovative ways that are well suited to MySQL's particular strengths. But they are not yet using it for the "traditional" enterprise database application workloads.
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