April 22, 2006

More on Solid and MySQL?

In a stunningly self-defeating move, my friends at Solid have decided that anything about their already-leaked possible cooperation with MySQL is embargoed.

Indeed, they’ve emphasized to me multiple times that they do not wish me to write about it.

I shall honor their wishes. I hope they are pleased with the sophistication and insight of the coverage they receive from other sources.


3 Responses to “More on Solid and MySQL?”

  1. Mike Kruckenberg on April 23rd, 2006 5:08 am

    Yikes. I wondered about that when writing about it, but I figured that if there’s a press release, and ZDNet picked it up, that it was meant to be out there.

  2. Curt Monash on April 24th, 2006 10:49 pm

    I’ve been an analyst for over 25 years, and I’ve NEVER had an embargo so repeatedly emphasized to me. And no effort was made to separate out what is and isn’t embargoed.

    It’s a crying shame, since I suspect I’m literally the only analyst who understands the Solid product line or its potential in open source as well as I do. (Because of the research I’ve done for the forthcoming white paper, in no small part.) And there’s a real case to be made that Solid’s technology is lighter-weight than Ingres or PostgreSQL, and more industrial-strength than any other alternative.

    But at this point I don’t expect that line of reasoning to get any significant attention or buzz.

    What really burns me up is that I think Solid’s marketers are smart people, who know their craft. But nobody bats 1.000, and they blew this one, badly.

  3. DBMS2 — DataBase Management System Services»Blog Archive » Solid/MySQL fit on April 26th, 2006 3:26 pm

    […] I felt like writing a lot about the great potential fit between MySQL and Solid over the weekend, but Solid didn’t want me to do so. Now, however, I’m not in the mood, so I’ll just say that in OLTP, Solid’s technology is strong where MySQL’s is weak, and vice-versa. E.g., Solid is so proud of its zero-administration capabilities that, without MySQL, it doesn’t have much in the way of admin tools at all. Conversely, I think that many of those websites that crash all the time with MySQL errors would crash less with the Solid engine underneath. (Solid happens to be proud of its BLOB-handling capability, efficiency-wise.) […]

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