XML size (was: no subject)
07 Apr 2002 12:24:56 +0000
Thomas Spahni <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I know that there was a discussion about using MySQL a long time ago but
> in the meantime MySQL has got transactions (for certain table types) and
> is extremely stable.
MySQL depends on BerkeleyDB for transactions.
BerkeleyDB is a piece of software I wouldn't want to bet my money on,
I've seen it fail in mysterious ways too often. A friend of mine
wrote a search engine once, and used BerkeleyDB as the backend. It
worked in the beginning, but had mysterious problems under load in
I had similiar experiences with the BerkeleyDB that MojoNation uses to
store block data. Sometimes, it silently drops data on the floor.
I cannot speak for anybody but myself, of course, but I want my
financial data in PostgreSQL.
"In my eyes it is never a crime to steal knowledge. It is a good
theft. The pirate of knowledge is a good pirate."