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SQL tutorial: Learn SQL on MariaDB

Follow this step-by-step guide to install MariaDB, load data, connect to a database, and execute SQL queries including table joins

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MariaDB tutorial: Get started with MariaDB

Download, install, and set up a basic instance of the popular open source database with this step-by-step guide

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Database shift: Start with open source but finish with AWS

AWS seems to be building natural bridges between on-premises databases like MySQL and cloud services like Amazon Aurora

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NoSQL, no problem: Why MySQL is still king

You'd think the advent of 'webscale' NoSQL databases would have consigned MySQL to history. But you'd be very wrong

Open source Java projects: Spring Batch

Spring Batch manages the batch processing scenarios that developers dread. In this tutorial, learn how to configure Spring Batch to read data in CSV format, process the data in any number of files, and write the results to a MySQL...

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James Gosling grades Oracle's handling of Sun's technology

Java's founder assesses how well Oracle has managed the technologies it acquired in the four years since it bought Sun.

MySQL mistake is a wake-up call on open source ownership

Contributor agreements grease the funding wheels of many open source projects, but they can also endanger a project's health and stability. Simon Phipps uses the Oracle-MySQL scare to illustrate.

MySQL and Other Topics in RMOUG SQL>Update Winter 2010 Edition

MySQL and Other Topics in RMOUG SQL>Update Winter 2010 Edition

JavaOne 2010/MySQL Sunday: You Know Databases, So How Hard Can MySQL Be?

Sarah Novotny presented You Know Databases, So How Hard Can MySQL Be? at MySQL Sunday .  This is my summary of that presentation.  As I stated in my summary of Ronald Bradford 's MySQL Sunday presentation

JavaOne 2010/MySQL Sunday: MySQL Idiosyncrasies that Bite

I attended Ronald Bradford 's MySQL Sunday presentation MySQL Idiosyncrasies that Bite and this post is a summary of what I got out of it.  Please keep in mind that I am more familiar with the Oracle database and the PostgreSQL...

EU-Oracle battle collapses into a lovefest

Well, the big showdown in Europe between EU regulators and Oracle ended in smiles and positive talk all around, which is about the last thing anybody expected from all the tough talk that had been flying back and forth. My take is...

The EU objects

As predicted by everybody, the EU has issued a formal objection to the Oracle-Sun merger. In particular, the European Commission worries that Oracle will hold back on MySQL development, presumably to prevent the open source database...

Who Should Oracle Sell MySQL To?

There is no shortage of people calling for Oracle to sell MySQL . I keep reading that Oracle should sell MySQL to "a suitable third-party" or to a "neutral third party." I understand why these people feel passionate about this, but...

EU, US regulators stretch out the waiting game

As I argued last week , a good deal of the anxiety about the future of Java post-merger comes from just a fear of the unknown. It's not that Oracle is menacing, exactly, or any more menacing than a typically ruthlessly efficient and...

Oracle/Sun: The end of Java as we know it?

There's little doubt that Oracle will make money on Java, but the question for many in the Java developer community is how, and at what expense. SpringSource CEO Rod Johnson, Eclipse Foundation Executive Director Mike Milinkovich, and...

IBM-Sun deal won't be about software

An IBM-Sun merge makes little sense to analysts looking at software products like GlassFish and WebSphere, or StarOffice and Symphony. But what about Java itself? Network World's John Fontana reports.

Year in Review: Java development in 2009

Defying expectations of popular decline, the Java ecosystem keeps evolving in new and exciting directions. In this conclusion to JavaWorld's year-end series, Andrew Glover looks ahead to what we can expect from Java technology and the...

Sun banks on open source

New software divisions solidify Sun's commitment to open source software for enterprise users, with flagship products Glassfish, MySQL, and OpenSolaris. Computerworld's Patrick Thibodeau reports.

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