Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Time to try Drizzle

Drizzle client
The Drizzle Beta was announced last week. It took me the better part of an hour to download and install Drizzle, mainly apt-geting packages not on the fresh install of Ubuntu I was using. Be sure to read the Drizzle Wiki on how to start Drizzle after building.

Anyone who has built MySQL or Postgres from source can build Drizzle. Anyone who has not done so needs to pay attention to the output of the make command and read through the documentation.

The default storage engine is the InnoDB plugin. The client program (pictured) will look familiar to MySQL-ers. Drizzle worked as expected on the simple tasks it perform. And now that I have driven it around the block, I will have to take it for a longer trip this weekend.

So if you have a few spare cycles and are curious, give Drizzle a spin.

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