As noted I recently went for a total of five days of vacation. In the meantime, the intarwebs of blogospheres and the seas of web 2.0 exploded with posts and discussion over Drizzle. Drizzle is a fork of MySQL with the intention of making things more suitable for cloud computing and the regular web use cases. I’m actually quite intrigued by this, and I really look forward to getting some more time to read up on the issues at hand. It will be interesting to see how things compare to CouchDB, Amazon S3, Solr and other service that take a different road than regular relationial databases. Interesting. Anyways, here’s the posts I’d suggest checking out to get better and more usable information about Drizzle:
- Monty’s “What If”
- Brian Aker’s “What If” – The second of the two “What If” posts that are required reading. This is where the idea was formed. The reasoning behind doing what people are doing.
- Where Drizzle fits in for me by Brian Moon
- Is Drizzle Good for MySQL?
- Drizzle… Seeing Sun Through The Clouds
I’ll take it for a testdrive as soon as the first public version becomes available, and I’m looking forward to it. Might be fun!