A few months ago, I found myself in a drawn out stupid argument about MySQL with a self-proclaimed database expert. Along the way, I mentioned that Sabre was using MySQL in a pretty serious way. Not only did he tell me how completely wrong I was (because he knew people there and must be right), he refused to entertain the possibility of a company with such mission-critical systems using little old MySQL.
Well, Mr. Database Jackass, I've got news for you. You're wrong.
Here's the press release: Sabre Holdings Air Shopping Products Leverage MySQL Database
I know that you'll probably never read this, but on the off chance that you do, consider cracking your mind open just a little bit next time around. I told you that I absolutely knew that Sabre was working with MySQL, but you were too damned stubborn to listen. That's too bad. It makes you look less like an "expert" and more like a closed-minded idiot.
And while we're on the topic, here are two other recently MySQL announcements:
- MySQL Database Selected for Active Voice's Repartee LX Unified Messaging Solution
- NEC Selects MySQL Database to Power Global Navigator Management Information System
...just so you don't think this is some sort of freak event.
Posted by jzawodn at November 04, 2003 11:59 AM