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Google sniffs at MySQL fork MariaDB: Yum. Have an engineer

The Chocolate Factory has sent an engineer to the MariaDB Foundation, which looks after the fork’s codebase, community and ecosystem, and has MySQL daddy Monty Widenius himself as its lead developer.

That’s no validation. Just keeping an eye on an alternative for a piece of technology you are heavily using1.


  1. Google, Facebook, and probably quite a few others have entire internal teams dedicated to MySQL.  

Original title and link: Google sniffs at MySQL fork MariaDB: Yum. Have an engineer (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)

via: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/08/google_backs_mariadb/