This is a blog from a DBA’s perspective – a DBA with many years’ experience in Oracle, who has made the change to MySQL.
I’m the DBA at adapt.com, a company that has created a self-service tool that helps people manage their paid online search-engine advertising campaigns.
– I’ve administered the following databases: DB2, Oracle, mSQL, PostgreSQL, and now MySQL
– I’ve developed with the following databases: DB2 (sometimes with SAS), Sybase, Informix, M/Mumps (hierarchical!), Oracle, PostgreSQL, and now MySQL (and should I admit to Paradox?)
– I’ve worked with the following OS’s: DOS/Windows, Apple, NextStep, VM/MVS, OS/2, various flavors of unix (which do you prefer: unixes? unices? unixen?), linux
I’m loving MySQL, but got a little confused at various points when I made the switch to it. I decided to give a talk about it at a conference, and that led to this blog. Hope you find something useful or enjoyable!