The Acumen software design blog provides you with helpful articles about MySQL.

Several web sites provide a good overview.

Official MySQL Services Page

MySQL Wikipedia


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NoSQL’s popularity has been on the rise over the last five years, with favorites like MongoDB, CouchDB, Cassandra, and Redis on the forefront. With NoSQL’s strengths in its fantastic performance and the ability to store and query denormalized…

Fix: php mysql is VERY slow

Our PHP development team encountered many situations where remote connections to mysql take 5 seconds to return responses.  In some cases, we've rebuilt servers after tearing our hair out.  This has happened on Windows, Linux, PHP, apache,…