MySQL on Windows - Why, Where and How
By Bertrand Matthelie-Oracle on Dec 09, 2010
Over the years Windows has become a major development and deployment platform for MySQL. As a matter of fact, Windows consistently ranks as the #1 development platform in our surveys, and now also ranks higher than any Linux distribution as a deployment platform among MySQL Community Edition users.
We've made various technical resources available in our MySQL on Windows Resource Center including articles, whitepapers and archived webinars. MySQL users are also sharing their experiences and writing how-to articles, and it's great to see former MySQL/Sun/Oracle employees still contributing! Thanks Anders for a recent step-by-step part 1 article on working with MySQL on Windows.
We also got feedback from customers wishing to get higher-level information about MySQL on Windows, to help them and others in their organizations better understand:
· Why is the world's most popular open source database so popular on Windows?
· What are the applications for which one should consider MySQL on Microsoft's platform?
· How should Windows shops relying on Microsoft databases get going with MySQL?
Those are the questions we aim to answer in our guide "MySQL on Windows - Why, Where and How", that you can download here.