At 06:04 AM 7/12/99 -0600, Thomas D. Wilkinson wrote:
>I'm working on a database project that is rather large scale and I am
>trying to avoid using Oracle because of the added cost to clients. It
>is intended to be connected to the web for e-commerce. My biggest fear,
>though is that I may be Slashdotted (This means being mentioned on a
>high traffic web site; this is good if the tools I use can handle it,
>embarrasing and costly if they can't).
>Has anybody ever had any experiences like this? Has MySQL been able to
>survive a million (gives me a margin of safety) hits in one day (The
>hardware will be appropriate -- is the software?)?
That is a pretty brash comment, since you don't state what hardware you think is
appropriate for this task, nor what types of queries that you need a million of per day.
Let me put it this way, IF your hardware is up to it, then mysql can handle it. Besides,
you are likely to require a lot more hardware resources if you require a commercial
database, including MSSQL or Oracle.
Michael Gile gilem@stripped
Web Services Group http://www.wsg.net/