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MySQL info?

Hi all, for a long time I have been using Postgresql as my application
target database, and while I'm really pleased with it I miss many
proffesional features availables in other databases (say Oracle or
DB2), specially those points concerning High Availability, Clustering,
monitoring, ...

Now that CA has realeased Ingres under opensource I thought it was
time to change to such database since Ingres has all the proffesional
features one can spect and is a very alive project.

I studied time ago to change to MaxDB/SAPDB when it was opensourced
and asked in a lot of forums through the internet but what people told
me (SAPDB administrators mainly) was discoraging and MaxDB looked to
be "dead".

My doubt comes now. What about MySQL? Last time I cheked it (ver 3.x)
it was far away for suiting my needs (no ACID, no triggers, no
clustering, ...) but I have read in the news many things are changing
in the upcomming ver 5.0. How much true is that? Can I hope MySQL v5
to be able to compete with Ingres, Oracle or DB2 in features?.
- Is it well documented ? (I was asthonised with Ingres that has been
opensourced with more than 20 pdfs manuals covering every small detail
about administration, development, monitoring, clustering, ... even
with documents explaining the C-source and architecture internals).
- Any good reasons you can imagine to choose MySQL instead of Ingres
to update Postgresql?

I know my questions are a bit lazy or diffuse but studing a new
database is a huge work and I have such time so I hope you could help
me clarify ideas!

Thanks in Advance for any help/suggestion!

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Enrique Arizón Benito
Software developer and Network Administrator
Daratel SL, http://www.daratel.com
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Jul 20 '05 #1
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