[Gllug] Drizzle - new SQL engine for the web from MySQL
Jose Luis Martinez
jjllmmss at googlemail.com
Sat Jul 26 00:35:18 UTC 2008
On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 1:07 AM, James Laver <gllug at jameslaver.com> wrote:
> On 23/7/08 15:31, "Jason Clifford" <jason at ukfsn.org> wrote:
>> Has anyone had a chance to play with Drizzle yet?
> It really is the most appalling idea. Lets take a database that just about
> does enough to let us keep calling it that and then strip back on features
> until it's quite unusable. But then who needs foreign keys and suchlike? A
> database is just to make lookups faster, not to maintain the integrity of
> your data or anything...
Horses for courses. In some situations a full blown DB is overkill.
There are companies out there that offer software that indexes data
for fast access that is intended to be read only. People involved with
data archival mandated by big brotherish legislation will know more
than myself about this.
Normally a copy of the original data set is maintained safe elsewhere
and each record is guaranteed to be unique, so data integrity of the
copy is not really an issue.
> But really, you wouldn't see postgres trying to turn themselves into
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