After some long hours, I’ve just completed my first labs test story for Australian business tech news website itnews, looking at Linux distros and relational database management systems (RDBMSs) – MySQL and MariaDB, in particular.
All the major Linux server distros feature at least one DBMS, but working out which is the best combination would obviously take some serious time testing (hint: it does!), so I’ve taken the three most popular distros – CentOS 7.0, Debian 7.6.0 and Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS – and given each of their available DBMSs a run on some serious HP server gear.
My itnews story is loaded with test results and charts, plus, for itnews subscribers, I’ve included a step-by-step how-to tutorial on stress-testing your own DBMS setup.
DBMSs are incredibly brilliant apps that literally make the internet work. They might not feature high on your radar, but without them, there is no internet. If you have a website, use social media, read the paper online, you’re making use of a relational database management system and for high-traffic sites and businesses moving huge numbers of transactions and data, DBMS speed is vitally important.