‘Most important ever’ MySQL reaches beta: I found this stat in this article about MySQL 5.0, and I’m amazed by it:
[MySQL] accounted for 40 percent of open source database deployments, while Firebird and PostgreSQL accounted for 39 percent and 11 percent of deployments respectively.
Firebird has a 39% share of open-source database deployments? One percent behind MySQL? That’s amazing, as I thought it was still a hidden gem.
We’ve talked about Firebird here and here. Great database platform, by all appearances. I’m moving an enterprise system I built off of SQL Server, and I made the decision to put it on Firebird, so know that you’ll be hearing much more about it in the coming months.