Wednesday, 21 September 2005

Scale out with MySQL

Scale out with MySQL is highlighted in an interesting article CIO Jury: Microsoft licensing slammed by UK IT chiefs in the CIO Jury forum of -- who add "Microsoft wants to have its cake, eat it and charge users to watch".

One IT director who did not wish to be named simply said open source "looks more and more tempting" while Paul Broome, IT director at, said he plans to migrate off Windows server and SQL server as soon as he can.

Broome said: "It's a millstone to enterprise for an SME. To allow us to grow, all new database servers will use 64-bit Linux and MySQL. We've had enough. We can't scale out with Microsoft as it's too expensive."

Good thinking, Paul!

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