[SATLUG] LAMP Server Question #2

Alan Lesmerises alesmerises at satx.rr.com
Wed Oct 8 23:10:21 CDT 2014

Thanks for the feedback, everyone.  The point about the difficulty of 
getting MariaDb to play nice with MySQL is a useful tidbit, but wouldn't 
come into play here.  I had seen lots of prior traffic about Postgres, 
but since I already know how to work with MySQL (and I have enough other 
stuff that I need to get up to speed on), I'll skip adding yet another 
piece of software that I would have to learn!

Al Lesmerises

On 10/7/2014 10:41 PM, Alan Lesmerises wrote:
> I am working on a project that involves setting up a server for a 
> customer where they will need to access a database on an on-going 
> basis for various kinds of record-keeping, etc.  I have come to the 
> conclusion that a LAMP server will be the best solution for them (I 
> won't bore you with all the reasons why, but let's assume that is the 
> way I will go).
> This will be the first time I will undertake a project quite like 
> this, so I have a few specific questions where I would like some 
> opinions, especially the professionals out there who may have done 
> jobs similar to this for paying customers.
> Since the questions deal with different topics, I will send them out 
> separately so as not to muddy the waters by mixing things together.
> -->  QUESTION #2:
> Does anyone have any experience with MariaDb (vs MySQL)?  I understand 
> the rationale why some people feel uncomfortable with Oracle's role in 
> MySQL's development/maintenance and what that may mean for the future 
> 'openness' of MySQL, but it seems that MariaDb (especially as an 
> _organization_) doesn't have that long of a track record, so I'm not 
> yet entirely comfortable hanging my hat on that product.  Thoughts?
> Al Lesmerises

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