The employees of MySQL are a truly blessed people. As with Sun Microsystems before it, Oracle has vowed to leave its sales and development team independent and intact...
on 01/27/2010 – Made popular on 01/27/2010
Oracle announced the release of MySQL 5.5 beta which is claimed to be atleast 2 times faster the its previous stable version MySQL 5.1, which debuted a year ago. After all the controversy behind Oracle and MySQL takeover, Oracle proved that they are really serious about the development of MySQL.
With Oracle's fairly recent acquisition of MySQL, a lot of people are looking to move away from MySQL in fear of Oracle changing the licensing, which could force you to change database backends. As such, today we'll migrate from MySQL to MariaDB, which is a popular alternative to MySQL.