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Fedora 19 Nixing MySQL in Favor of MariaDB 116

An anonymous reader writes "Red Hat developers are planning to replace MySQL with MariaDB in Fedora 19. For the next Fedora update, the MariaDB fork would replace MySQL and the official MySQL package would be discontinued after some time. The reasoning for this move is the uncertainty about Oracle's support of MySQL as an open-source project and moves to make the database more closed." Update: 01/22 13:47 GMT by T : Note: "Nixing" may be a bit strong; this move has been proposed, but is not yet officially decided.
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Fedora 19 Nixing MySQL in Favor of MariaDB

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  • Postgresql (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 22, 2013 @08:09AM (#42655883)

    Just use it.

  • by C_Kode (102755) on Tuesday January 22, 2013 @08:10AM (#42655885) Journal

    We've begun to move away from MySQL offical release also. Although we went with Percona rather than MariaDB.

  • Re:Postgresql (Score:5, Insightful)

    by egr (932620) on Tuesday January 22, 2013 @08:15AM (#42655917) Journal
    Off-topic. Fedora already has PostgreSQL in its repositories. The point of the move is to replace MySQL, not to have some killer database.
  • Yes. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 22, 2013 @08:23AM (#42655955)

    The point of the move is to replace MySQL, not to have some killer database.

    And for those of us who are tied to MySQL, it's nice to have an alternative now without the hassle of moving to a completely different DBM.

  • Ha Ha (Score:5, Insightful)

    by EETech1 (1179269) on Tuesday January 22, 2013 @08:51AM (#42656147)

    That is one thing I always loved about Open Source Software, you can't hold it hostage. If something happens to threaten the project, its fork you, and bye bye!

    The users and developers take what was there (and theirs) pack up and resume life a usual somewhere else, and give the finger to all the Larrys that come along and try to (ab)use them as part of their own personal plot.

    If you take care of them they will stay, and you might even see your user and developer base grow, but try and take advantage of them and you will soon be left with nothing. They take the short term pain of starting over instead of the long term pain of taking orders from someone who does not have their best interests in mind.


  • Re:Postgresql (Score:2, Insightful)

    by h4rr4r (612664) on Tuesday January 22, 2013 @09:09AM (#42656259)

    Sounds like you need to fix your application.

  • Re:Postgresql (Score:2, Insightful)

    by wisty (1335733) on Tuesday January 22, 2013 @09:29AM (#42656429)

    By design, Postgresql is simply not as good a key-value store as MySQL / MariaDB. Innodb stores the data along with the primary index (technically cluster index), so it's fast to look up data by the primary key. Postgres is a better database, though.

  • Re:Percona (Score:5, Insightful)

    by geminidomino (614729) on Tuesday January 22, 2013 @10:34AM (#42657233) Journal

    So the developers of MariaDB took all their experience and knowledge that they obtained at Oracle while working on MySQL and created a direct competitor product to their prior company's product?

    Yep, and he was SUCH a sneaky, underhanded shit that he left the company a whole YEAR before Oracle even knew they had it.


  • Re:Ha Ha (Score:5, Insightful)

    by cheesybagel (670288) on Tuesday January 22, 2013 @10:55AM (#42657523)
    The problem with Oracle is they always do it like this. First they acquire a major competitor in a major cash transaction then they milk it for a couple of years firing most of the development team and selling licenses while they can. Then they cease support altogether. They are not interested in further developing anything they acquire. It is all slash and burn. Their main expertise was never development it is sales and support.
  • Ya know, you gotta give the little twerp that sold MySQL credit, he not only gets a big fat check but he then forks what he sold and gets all his customers back! Smart as hell, I'll give him that, as nowhere else but FOSS could you sell something and keep it at the exact same time

You have a tendency to feel you are superior to most computers.