MySQL vs. the Lite Databases: A Fair Comparison?

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Not to pick on MySQL or anything, but does it really makes sense to compare it to the light versions of proprietary databases? I thought not, but MySQL users say I'm all wet.

Not to pick on MySQL-I'm glad to see they were picked to be editor's choice in Builder AU's recent road test of databases, which compared MySQL, SQL Server Express, DB2 Express and Oracle 10g Standard Edition.

"Release 5.0 of MySQL is really taking it to…Oracle and DB2 with advanced features such as cluster support and fault tolerance, and in most other departments the features run head to head with the competition," the review reads. "MySQL V5.0 is a compelling product and it is hard to argue against its nomination for the Editor's Choice award."

But is the premise of the review actually sound?

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