The way I read it, and this is just my interpretation of it, is that the two are not the same and one does not require the other. I haven't tried this but I see no reason you couldn't run them both. You may have to tweak the configuration of one or the other to make sure you don't try to listen on the same port. MaxDB may be great but with all those extra features it probably uses a lot more system resources, I use MySQL because it doesn't consume a lot of system resources and is faster that way. I have no need of the features in MaxDB and wouldn't use it if it was the same as Oracle with a large footprint. I certainly hope they continue to develop against the MySQL line because to me faster is better.
From: Chris W. Parker [mailto:cparker swatgear com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 12:04 PM
To: redhat-list redhat com
Subject: RE: MaxDB vs MySQL
Edward Dekkers <mailto:edward tripled iinet net au>
on Sunday, February 22, 2004 5:25 PM said:
>> I know this is a bit off topic but was is the difference between
>> MaxDB and MySQL? And if MaxDB is so much better than MySQL *and*
>> it's free, why doesn't everyone use it?
> Was just looking at this the other day.
> The differences are listed at the MySQL website though. Doesn't their
> write-up satisfy your curiosity?
no. it doesn't. it talks about how great MaxDB is and how large
enterprises use it, and how it lowers the TCO and blah blah blah. but it
doesn't answer the questions i asked. is MaxDB a completely separate
install or does it require that MySQL be installed first? similarly can
you have both MaxDB and MySQL on the same computer? and again, if MaxDB
is so great, why is MySQL still being developed? it would appear that
MaxDB is already at the point where MySQL is headed, so why not just
stop development work on MySQL?
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