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Daily Dose: Introducing Drizzle: A New, Lightweight Version of MySQL

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Daily Dose: Introducing Drizzle: A New, Lightweight Version of MySQL

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Drizzle is the latest lightweight fork originating from Oracle's MySQL database.  The Drizzle development team has eliminated all of the features they considered non-essential, leaving behind a leaner, faster version of MySQL.  Users will enjoy the reduced management overhead.  Counter to popular practice, Drizzle doesn't run on Microsoft Windows.  There is no embedded server, stored procedures, triggers, or views.  Instead of overburdening itself with features, Drizzle  acts as a microkernel using C++ and relying on plug-ins for feature expansion.  

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