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Daily Dose: Introducing Drizzle: A New, Lightweight Version of MySQL

03.17.2011
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Drizzle is the latest lightweight fork originating from Oracle's MySQL database.  The Drizzle development team has eliminated all of the features they considered non-essential, leaving behind a leaner, faster version of MySQL.  Users will enjoy the reduced management overhead.  Counter to popular practice, Drizzle doesn't run on Microsoft Windows.  There is no embedded server, stored procedures, triggers, or views.  Instead of overburdening itself with features, Drizzle  acts as a microkernel using C++ and relying on plug-ins for feature expansion.  

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Mark Haniford replied on Fri, 2011/03/18 - 1:23pm

Drizzle...the name is apropos. Is it April 1st yet?

Christian Kulen... replied on Fri, 2011/03/18 - 6:59pm

iPhone 4 With iOS 4.3 Still Slower Than Android? [...] This implies that the new Java optimizations aren't as effective at reducing page load speed as users had hoped. --> new javascript optimizations

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