Dan Watts wrote:
> Trust isn't always the reason for not selecting MySQL. Not all
> companies have the time and staff to develop custom applications.
> The bottom line is typically affected by availability [I want it
> up and running now syndrome] of pre built applications. If MySQL
> isn't one of the supported databases for the application, that
> rules out MySQL as an option.
I have found it is considerably easier and faster to;
download, configure, compile, link and install MySQL
[I have done this on several Linuxes and two versions
of <spit> Solaris]
than it is to;
install Informix from the distribution medium.
[I have witnessed this on HP/UX and another Unix]
presumably, the same applies to Oracle.
With so many applications supporting "foreign" databases
through ODBC these days, the "lack of support for MySQL"
argument is starting to wear thin...
If it ain't opinionated, it ain't Rich Teer.