Fun read. Administering MySQL takes more sysadmin skills than DBA skills.
In fact, it can be argued that DBA skills are going the way of the
buggy whip. Why pay someone $85,000/yr (I know, some of you think
that's a low salary) when you can do without him/her and get 80% or
more performance of the database he's not around to tune?
Cost/benefit. The MySQL path makes very good sense for 99% of the
organizations out there who need a place to keep their data. And, if
you have a good sysadmin that data is safe.
So much of the things we do are becoming a commodity...
On Apr 6, 2005 10:36 PM, Ellis R. Miller <outlawdba@(protected):
> This is a couple years old but still interesting benchmarking regarding
> MySQL 5.0 now supports stored procedures, triggers, and views, in
> particular, and as someone else already mentioned PostgreSQL these features
> as well as a host of other advanced RDBMS features for many years.
> In the spirit of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) I would embrace MySQL
> and consider the learning experience a healthy distraction.