in reply to Re^3: [OT] Why I don't use Mysql for new projects
in thread [OT] Why I don't use Mysql for new projects
I'm reading your concerns and your response to perrin as "he doesn't understand its architecture."
Ok, I got that wrong. Thanks for clarifying.
DB2. Oracle's defaults suck horribly. There isn't a single Oracle DBA that would ever consider using them. Does that make Oracle a bad RDBMS?
Worse than it could be.
But there is a huge difference in how mysql and oracle are perceived in the public. Everybody recommends mysql for beginners (with good reason - it's easier to use at first than most alternatives), so IMHO it's more important to have good defaults, because beginners are the ones who don't touch the settings.
Nobody really uses an Oracle DB just to install a web counter in PHP. If you're a beginner with databases and forced to use Oracle, you'll probably not administer it at first.
That's more a marketing distinction than a technical one, but you can't view these things out of context.