The Future of MySQL (EU Crunch Time)

You’ve probably seen Monty’s post Help Saving MySQL. This is about Development (will Oracle put significant effort into MySQL, actually innovating) Brand (“MySQL” has a huge footprint), the trademark owner can enforce this – there have already been issues with companies offering MySQL related services via Google AdWords not being able to use the word […]

On partial indexes for string columns

After reading Fernando Ipar’s interesting post on partial indexes for string columns, there were two things I wanted to note: First, this trick works quite well, but only if your like clauses only ever use the wildcard on the right hand side (or not at all). MySQL will not be able to use the index […]