Sun to support AMP plus Linux
OSCON Sun Microsystems is putting the "L" back into LAMP with plans to support customers running the open-source Apache, MySQL and Perl or PHP (AMP) stack on Linux.
The company said it plans paid, enterprise-level support for AMP on Linux in the fourth-quarter of 2008, in addition to supporting AMP on its preferred platform, of course, Solaris. Support of AMP on Solaris servers is due this quarter.
Pricing has yet to be determined for either, and follows the launch in February 2007 of Solaris + AMP that saw Sun support AMP in development environments on Solaris. Joe McCabe, Sun's web-tier product manager, told The Reg Sun planned to support other operating systems running the AMP combo. Windows is currently in the pipeline.
While Sun might prefer customers running AMP on Solaris, the idea is Sun can still get to support those running AMP on competing operating systems.
Sun, meanwhile, announced it planned to open source the core components of its Java System Web Server 7.0 and Sun Java System Web Proxy technologies under a BSD license to the Web Sack sub project of its OpenSolaris Community. Code will be released in the third quarter.®
From my experience MySQL is a no-brainer to install, PostgreSQL requires all that DB knowledge that MS has taken away from SQLServer users.
Experienced SQLServer managers can move to MySQL and do a bit of work but seem to require complete re-training when confronted with something that looks and behaves like a real DB - though I must confess I've not installed PostgreSQL for a while and it may have the 'configure for someone who just wants to get on with it' option.
Anyhow triggers, procedures and foreign key enforcement are only necessary for people who dont know how to emulate them in frontends/backend scripts etc.
Its nice being an old programmer and watching new innovative technology doing what we did years ago....
@Chad Larson -- Why would Sun support PostgreSQL over MySQL, which they own?
MySQL is missing a few enterprise features, but it does support stored procedures, triggers, and foreign key enforcement now. Sun bought MySQL AB, too, in case you haven't heard. It's probably a good thing that the company who owns it is willing to support it.
Better make it a web stack before you get it.