Hi the community!
I think it's a good idea that ispconfig install support mariadb / Skysql.
In the next day, i will try to install and test ispconfig in this environment (mariaDB).
MariaDB is kept up to date with the latest MySQL release from the same branch.
In most respects MariaDB will work exactly as MySQL: all commands, interfaces, libraries and APIs that exist in MySQL also exist in MariaDB. There is no need to convert databases to switch to MariaDB. MariaDB is a true drop in replacement of MySQL!
See the MariaDB FAQ for more information.
Some customers received a letter from Oracle:
I am writing as way of introduction. My name is XXX and I am your MySQL contact at Oracle. It is my understanding that you are the most appropriate person to speak with at your organization regarding MySQL. If you have any MySQL requirements, questions on the products, support, consulting or training we provide, please do not hesitate in contacting me.
I'm sure you are aware that Oracle purchased Sun and therefore MySQL last February. We're being told that there will be changes to MySQL's pricing and possibly pricing model soon and wanted to let you know. We have not had a price increase for over 6 years but there will be an increase in the next price list that will be available soon. We've been expecting the increase for the past couple of months but I'm told it the new price list will be released soon.
For those of you using Basic and Silver support we're being told those options will no longer be available. If you wish to continue with Basic or Silver you will need to sign a multi-year agreement and you would be able to keep using Basic or Silver for up to another 3 years.
If you are considering purchasing additional licenses for MySQL support subscription, please let me know, because you can save money if you do it before the changes take place, some time in the next month or two. You can also sign multi-year agreements and lock down current prices for up to 3 years.
You can receive up to a 30% discount for a 3 yr. commitments pre-pay but annual payments are available as well for multi-year agreements.
If you would like to speak to someone about MySQL Cluster, please let me know and I can arrange for an expert to call you within the next week.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you, XXX Oracle
MySQL will not have a certain future in the OpenSource world i think.
Did you plan to support this database?