[GRLUG] meeting

Bill Littlejohn billl at mtd-inc.com
Sun May 28 14:03:37 EDT 2006

Yeah, I know MySQL can handle some big tasks, my statement was more 
about manageability.
If your a small shop with one guy doing everything your gonna use what 
is easy to implement and/or cheap.
With our DB needs mostly being met by Access 2003, the only need for a 
DB server is to support eGroupware.
I think it's actually a pretty good statement about MySQL, that the 
one-man-IT-dept. can use it and call it easy, and Wikipedia can use it 
to handle 8.4Gb. The truth be told, I wouldn't shy away from MySQL if 
our needs grow to require a business critical DB backend. I would 
definetely make sure I had good support for it though, but that goes for 

Tim Schmidt wrote:
> Damn.  Forgot the link: http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/TablesDatabaseSize.htm
> On 5/27/06, Tim Schmidt <timschmidt at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 5/26/06, Bill Littlejohn <billl at mtd-inc.com> wrote:
>>> We're not big enough to use Oracle, or in fact any DBS bigger than MSDE
>>> or MySQL.
>> So...  nothing bigger than the 8.4Gb Wikipedia is managing?
>> Good to know.
>> :)
>> --tim
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