Wednesday, June 01, 2011

MySQL for Big Data

An excerpt from article on mysql for big data published in Dow Jones Venture Wire by Scott Denne.

There is one possible solution to the problem that doesn't include companies having to buy new software tools or even an all-new database: With the right expertise, MySQL can be engineered to handle almost any data-intensive application. The only problem is that there's a shortage of people who have the expertise to make it work.

"There's a big time gap until we, as an industry, think we have data under control," said Frank Mashraqi, chief technology officer at and former database chief at Fotolog Inc., a photo blogging site. "The roadmap to getting that expertise is very difficult and time doesn't allow for it."

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