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From:Michael T. Babcock Date:December 23 2002 3:42am
Subject:Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?
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Michael She wrote:

> The gravity is a great analogy.  It works with databases too.  People 
> are confident in gravity because it is an observable fact of our 
> planet.  For millennia people have experienced gravity and have grown 
> accustomed to it.  The same can be said of DB2 and Oracle.  People 
> have been using it for years, hence the comfort level with these 
> products.


People have been using databases for years.  Some of them were produced 
by Oracle Corp or IBM.  However, many people have _not_ directly used 
Oracle or IBM DB2 that are entering or currently in the database market. 
 They have used products built on those engines and have certain levels 
of faith in those engines but have to consider the DBA's involvement as 
well as any support contracts with Oracle or IBM that kept the software 
running as it was, as well as Oracle and IBM's tendancies to recommend 
specific (very high-end and fault-tolerant) hardware.

MySQL is another iteration of the database engine by another group of 
people.  This group of people may or may not be 'new' to database 
design, just as the people currently working on Oracle 10 (or X?) may be 
freshmen in college (for all I know, but I highly doubt it).  People 
have faith in Oracle or IBM because they have chosen to have that faith, 
often on the basis of their high marketing profiles, not on the basis of 
hard facts or evidence.

I'm not saying that Oracle and IBM don't make good DB products.  They 
certainly make some of the best software in the world, but don't have 
faith in any software product just because you've heard its name a lot. 
 OpenBSD and Linux were helping run the majority of the Internet long 
before most people had heard either name.

-- 
Michael T. Babcock
C.T.O., FibreSpeed Ltd.
http://www.fibrespeed.net/~mbabcock


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Can MySQL handle 120 million records?B.G. Mahesh18 Dec
  • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Jeremy Zawodny18 Dec
  • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Qunfeng Dong18 Dec
    • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Jeremy Zawodny18 Dec
    • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Michael She18 Dec
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        • RE: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Adam Nelson18 Dec
      • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Jeremy Zawodny18 Dec
        • RE: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Joe Stump18 Dec
          • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Michael T. Babcock18 Dec
          • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Gerald Jensen18 Dec
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    • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Michael T. Babcock18 Dec
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    • RE: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Wayne Lewis18 Dec
      • Excluding records?Eric Anderson19 Dec
        • Re: Excluding records?Adolfo Bello20 Dec
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      • Re: Re[2]: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Paul DuBois19 Dec
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            • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Michael T. Babcock18 Dec
              • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Michael She18 Dec
                • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Michael T. Babcock18 Dec
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    • RE: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?JamesD18 Dec
      • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?David T-G18 Dec
RE: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Peter Vertes18 Dec
  • RE: Can MySQL handle 120 million records? - Impressive! How do you guys do that?Qunfeng Dong18 Dec
    • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records? - Impressive! How doyou guys do that?R. Hannes Niedner18 Dec
    • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records? - Impressive! How do youguys do that?Michael T. Babcock18 Dec
      • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records? - Ok, If you guys really can handle tens of millions records, you have to help me to enjoy MySQL too :-)Qunfeng Dong18 Dec
      • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records? - Ok, If you guys really can handle tens of millions records, you have to help me to enjoy MySQL too :-)Qunfeng Dong18 Dec
        • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records? - Ok, If you guys really can handle tens of millions records, you have to help me to enjoy MySQL too :-)Jocelyn Fournier19 Dec
          • Thanks! Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records? - Ok, If you guys really can handle tens of millions records, you have to help me to enjoy MySQL too...Qunfeng Dong20 Dec
        • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records? - Ok, If you guys really can handle tens of millions records, you have to help me to enjoy MySQL too :-)Ryan Fox19 Dec
        • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records? - Ok, If you guys really can handle tens of millions records, you have to help me to enjoy MySQL too :-)Brent Baisley19 Dec
  • RE: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?JamesD19 Dec
    • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Jeremy Zawodny21 Dec
      • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Michael She21 Dec
        • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Michael T. Babcock23 Dec
      • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Michael She21 Dec
      • RE: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?JamesD21 Dec
        • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Jeremy Zawodny22 Dec
          • Re: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Michael T. Babcock23 Dec
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        • RE: Can MySQL handle 120 million records?Dean Harding21 Dec
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