SCALE 8x: Relational vs. non-relational
Posted Mar 4, 2010 5:20 UTC (Thu) by ringerc
Parent article: SCALE 8x: Relational vs. non-relational
"Transaction support is something that many open source people don't know about because the most popular database (MySQL) doesn't implement it."
... if you're talking about ancient MySQL 3.x, sure.
It'd be rather more accurate to say "... because the default MyISAM storage system used by the popular MySQL database doesn't support it."
I only hope the quote is inaccurate or an oversimplified paraphrase, because I'd expect better of him.
I'm a PostgreSQL user for good reasons, but I still get bugged by people pushing outdated misinformation about MySQL. It has more than its fair share of *real* faults and limitations; no need to hang onto ones that're thankfully in the past :-P
to post comments)