Scaling MySQL on a 256-way T5440 server using Solaris ZFS and Java 1.7
A new era
In the past few years, I published many articles using Oracle as a database server. As a former Sybase system administrator and former Informix employee, it was obviously not a matter of personal choice. It was just because the large majority of Sun's customers running databases were also Oracle customers.
This summer, in our 26 Sun Solution Centers worldwide, I observed a shift. Yes, we were still seeing older solutions based on DB2, Oracle, Sybase or Informix being evaluated on new Sun hardware. But every customer project manager, every partner, every software engineer working on a new information system design asked us : Can we architect this solution with MySQL ?
In many cases, if you dared to reply YES to this question, the next interrogation would be about the scalability of the MySQL engine.
This is why I …[Read more]