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Objective Analysis of MySQL and MySQLVariant


Vikas Khanna, Dr. Mohammad Amjad
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RDBMS technology is favorable in software based organizations for more than three decades. In year 2008, MySQL AB Company was acquired by Sun Microsystem due to most popular open source RDBMS program MySQL and first choice of large data management corporations spanning over a wider range of internet. The biggest event happened in year 2009 by acquisition of Sun Microsystem with Oracle. The decision was criticized by Michael Widenius and David Axmark, the co-founders of MySQL AB. Michael Widenius resigned from Sun Microsystems after acquisition and eventually developed a fork of MySQL called MariaDB before merger of Sun Microsystem with Oracle. Forks can be considered as a mini standard version of MySQL. Different forks were created over the period with respect to this most widely used open source relational database management software program. For an example Percona server with XtraBackup was created from MySQL 5.0 GA release. The different forks can be considered as variants of MySQL with different capabilities. The paper presents an idea is to do the analysis of MySQL and MySQL variants like MariaDB with respect to different sources owned over the period.

Vikas Khanna, Dr. Mohammad Amjad

MySQL database; Relational Database; MySQL variants, MariaDB

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 3 | May-June - 2015
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2015-06-25 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
193-197 IJSRSET151347   Technoscience Academy

Cite This Article

Vikas Khanna, Dr. Mohammad Amjad , "Objective Analysis of MySQL and MySQLVariant", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp.193-197, May-June-2015.
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