Drizzle

Part of the point of my recent presentation about BigTable was that conventional databases just don't cut it for Internet Scale applications.

Drizzle is newly announced fork of MySQL that cuts out a lot of features (triggers, stored procedures, etc) with the goal of producing a highly scalable database that is suitable for Internet Scale problems.

http://www.builderau.com.au/news/soa/Drizzle-MySQL-slims-down-on-Aker-s-...

http://redmonk.com/sogrady/2008/07/23/drizzle/

...and here we are with the

...and here we are with the MUMPS engine as the core of both Cache and the free, Open-source GT.M just sitting there poised as the right technology of the moment. See my latest ramblings on this issue at http://groups.google.co.uk/group/enterprise-web-developer-community/brow...