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From: Michael Dykman (mdykmangmail.com)
Date: Fri Jul 16 2010 - 14:03:22 CDT
I realize this is somewhat off-topic for this list but:
I too have extensive experience with PHP/MySQL used in large scale
projects but I have experience with other languages and frameworks as
I merely wished to dispel the common, newb impression that PHP is the
only realistic choice.
On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 2:38 PM, Daevid Vincent <daeviddaevid.com> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jay Blanchard [mailto:jblanchardpocket.com]
>> Sent: Friday, July 16, 2010 5:25 AM
>> To: Michael Dykman; mysql
>> Subject: RE: Why is MySQL always linked to Php?
>> PHP applications are, for the most part, not that ambitious
>> and mysql is simply the most accessible database with the best
>> developed API.
>> I know that you said "for the most part" and you are
>> absolutely correct.
>> I just want to point out that there are many corporations
>> relying on PHP
>> and MySQL to deliver robust, scalable and enterprise capable
>> applications each and every day.
>> I suppose that is part of the appeal - low barriers to entry with
>> infinite possibilities.
> Yeah, I took a bit of offense to that original statement too.
> I work for Panasonic Avionics, and we have no less than 12 servers here
> running LAMP boxes in my department alone. They are in master/slave pairs.
> We have almost 100GB of data with about 1 BILLION rows. Everytime an
> aircraft lands, we get an offload about the (IFE) In Flight Entertainment
> system. What movies are watched, for how long, what games were played, what
> level reached, did the system reboot, was it commanded to reboot, all sorts
> of things. We get about an offload per minute or so 24/7. These servers are
> reliable and the SaaS we sell along with the IFE costs MILLIONS of dollars
> per airline. The GUI is all PHP with some Python as the backend to parse
> the offloads. We run Ubuntu 8.04LTS.
> When I founded WildTangent, everything there was LAMP boxes. All the games
> checked into a LAMP server. All the backend tools we created were LAMP.
> They switched to IIS I believe a few years ago because I can only assume
> that Alex St. John (the creator of DirectX) is a Microsoft guy, and our
> game technology is based upon Microsoft tech, so it probably didn't look so
> good to be running Linux for them. ;-)
> At Lockdown Networks, we sold $50k rack mount units that were all LAMP
> based with Ruby backends. These units secured many of the worlds networks
> from banks to nuclear reactors to colleges to government/military agencies.
> In all cases, we could have spent thousands to millions on Oracle servers
> or used the free alternatives like Postgress. We researched and CHOSE to
> use mySQL -- even paying the licensing fees at Lockdown over porting to
> Postgress (which we seriously looked into)
> So, I think someone needs to recognize that mySQL and PHP are extremely
> powerful and robust tools and are used in VERY ambitious projects. ;-)
> There are only 11 types of people in this world. Those that think binary
> jokes are funny, those that don't, and those that don't know binary.
- michael dykman
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