[development] Oracle buys SleepyCat

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Wed Feb 15 17:47:37 UTC 2006

> > I am much more hopeful about MySQL MaxDB, http://www.mysql.com/
> > products/maxdb/, which is used to run some of the largest enterprise
> > databases for SAP.
> Seems to have referential integrity.Not clear to me if it has transactions
> or not (doesn't say).
> http://www.mysql.com/products/maxdb/features.html

No. It doesn't have transactions. Only InnoDB and BDB do.

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/ansi-diff-transactions.html Transactions and Atomic Operations

   MySQL Server (version 3.23-max and all versions 4.0 and above) supports
   transactions with the InnoDB and BDB transactional storage engines.

Oracle played that one very well.

BDB is used in many other applications, aside from MySQL.

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