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Stories by Sean Hull

MySQL face-off: MySQL or MariaDB?

By Sean Hull | 13 August, 2013 16:12

You may have heard about the upstart MySQL database MariaDB, a branch of MySQL created in the wake of Oracle's purchase of Sun Microsystems. You'll find many great reasons to consider MariaDB, not least that MariaDB is led by the original author of MySQL, Monty Widenius. But there are reasons to stick with MySQL too.

How-to: Get started with Amazon EC2

By Sean Hull | 24 October, 2012 10:15

Amazon cloud skills are in high demand. This easy, step-by-step guide will help start you on your path to cloud mastery

Master MySQL in the Amazon cloud

By Sean Hull | 30 April, 2012 20:15

For many MySQL database admins, Amazon Web Services represents the brave new world of cloud computing -- one fraught with disappearing servers, disk I/O variability, and other shared resource challenges, not to mention questions regarding the security of data.