March 11, 2008

IBM discontinues the solidDB MySQL engine

Last year, I thought that solidDB could at least potentially be an outstanding MySQL engine. But as per news posted on SourceForge last week, that’s not going to happen. At least, it’s not going to happen via any development efforts from IBM.


4 Responses to “IBM discontinues the solidDB MySQL engine”

  1. p on March 11th, 2008 5:03 am

    I’ve read somewhere that the investment was abandoned for technical reasons too, lack of scalability, by the venture capitalists backing it.
    This news should be in one of the many blog posts related to this that appeared on

  2. Jay Pipes on March 11th, 2008 9:41 am


    Yeah, it’s a shame that the engine didn’t get more steam and/or funding from IBM. It will be interesting to see if anyone from the community (or Sun, for that matter…) takes SolidDB to another stage. I *do* see potential in it. Any technical and scalability concerns certainly could be addressed with a little TLC I think…



  3. Matthew Montgomery on March 11th, 2008 11:38 am


    Surely, Sun has the expertise to resolve the scaling issues with SolidDB. They’re already doing nice things for overall MySQL performance. However, what additional benefit would there be to Sun in putting additional resources into fixing SolidDB. They’re already developing MySQL with all of its native engines, PostgreSQL, Apache Derby (JavaDB) and HADB. Please, sell me on the idea.

  4. on March 12th, 2008 3:24 pm

    IBM discontinues the solidDB MySQL engine — DBMS2…

    【PrimeTime】、先週SourceForgeに掲載された情報によると、solidDB MySQLエンジンに対して、IBMからの開発アプローチは起きていない・・・・…

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