My SQL/MS SQL Database

Why MySQL?

The MySQL database has become the world's most popular open source database because of its high performance, high reliability and ease of use. It is also the database of choice for a new generation of applications built on the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP / Perl / Python.) Many of the world's largest and fastest-growing organizations including Facebook, Google, Adobe, Alcatel Lucent and Zappos rely on MySQL to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, business-critical systems and packaged software.
MySQL runs on more than 20 platforms including Linux, Windows, Mac OS, Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX, giving you the kind of flexibility that puts you in control. Whether you're new to database technology or an experienced developer or DBA, MySQL offers a comprehensive range of database tools, support, training and consulting services to make you successful.
Below you will find valuable resources including case studies, white papers, and analyst reports that will help you implement cost-effective database solutions using MySQL.

MySQL Enterprise Edition

  • Session Management with MySQL »
  • A Guide to Database High Availability »
  • MySQL Enterprise Monitor: Business Overview »

MySQL Embedded Database

  • A Guide for ISVS and OEMs: Migrating From Microsoft Access To MySQL Embedded Server »
  • MySQL: Embedded Database for ISVs »
  • Guide to Choosing an Embedded Relational Database »
  • Embedding Open Source BI in Mission Critical Applications: Dos and Don'ts »

MySQL Cluster

  • MySQL Cluster 7.1 – Architecture & New Features
  • MySQL Cluster 7.1 – Evaluation Guide
  • Using MySQL Cluster for Web & eCommerce Applications
  • Building a Carrier Grade Platform for Data Management with MySQL Cluster 7.1

Case Studies:

  • Zappos Uses MySQL to Power its Growth & Exceptional Customer Service
  • Alcatel-Lucent uses MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition to Handle over 60 million Subscribers
  • Symantec Benefits from MySQL Embedded Server's Rock-Solid Quality and Low Administrative Costs

Why MsSQL?
Microsoft SQL Server is a application used to create computer databases for the Microsoft Windows family of server operating systems. Microsoft SQL Server provides an environment used to generate databases that can be accessed from workstations, the Internet, or other media such as a personal digital assistant (PDA).

To follow our lessons, you must have access to a computer in which Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is installed. To start, you must have a computer that runs an appropriate operating system. If you are just learning, you can use a computer that runs Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7 (Professional or Ultimate), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, or Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Before installing Microsoft SQL Server 2008, make sure you have installed all service packs on your operating system.