Ranjeet Walunj

August 22, 2008

Drizzle: A Lightweight SQL Database for Cloud and Web

I’ve been using MySQL since Dec-1999, and so far its been a wonderful database which works perfect for most of the Online (Web) Applications.
Few days ago when I was going through scale-our strategies for mysql and lightweight mysql discussions, I came across ‘Drizzle’.

Drizzle is a High-Performance Microkernel DBMS for Scale-Out Applications.
Drizzle is a community-driven project based on the popular MySQL DBMS that is focused on MySQL’s original goals of ease-of-use, reliability and performance.

The Drizzle project is building a database optimized for Cloud and Net applications.
It is being designed for massive concurrency on modern multi-cpu/core architecture.
The code is originally derived from MySQL.

Monty Taylor is one of the programmer of ‘Drizzle’ who works as a Senior Consultant with MySQL.
He specializes in HA solutions and MySQL cluster.  MySQL HA

More information about drizzle can be obtained from
Project details — http://launchpad.net/drizzle
Wiki — http://drizzle.wikia.com/

The project is focused on making a database that is:
1) Reliable
2) Fast and scalable on modern architecture
3) Simply design for ease of installation and management

Certainly it is looking a great database for highly scalable internet applications.

Monty was looking out for contributions to Drizzle’s i18n efforts.

I’ve taken up the Marathi Translation bit and it appears difficult than I thought initially.

Its difficult to find Marathi words for few of the database related terms.
However I’ve been trying and will try to finish as many translations as possible.

My office colleague vijay commented on my translations -saying- Marathi used by me is difficult and not used in regular use.
I’ll try to use more generic marathi words to make it look simple.

I want to contribute back to Open Source in some or other way.

Have already started giving support (Mostly free) for OpenX (AdServing platform), Apache (Webserver), MySQL,  scaling and performance tuning web applications, helping users from community.

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