> I don't recall that many of the other messages in this thread offered
> any particular useful attempt to rectify the shortcomings. Everything's
> been analysis of what needs to be done.
Well, as the thread started, it was more to the PR movement than
anything else, and, yes, there are some limitations if MySQL is to
attain to some of the features Oracle provides. There are obvious gives
and takes, and I'll confess my ignorance on performance/functionality
programming within the incredibly complex code that makes up this
database. I've deciphered scant little of the technical workings. But,
from what I've seen so far, there's enormous potential to mature this
dbase into something Oracle proclaims to be now.
Let's remember: there are always choices. If one doesn't like a
product, and there's a choice, one may always select another. I've used
Oracle, MS-SQL, Progress, and Informix. My investment is here.
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