For those who don’t know what Drizzle is, it is a fork from MySQL aimed at the web end of the market as opposed to the corporate end.
It is a MicroKernel style RBDMS with additional modules to handle pretty much everything that is non core.
The reason I am excited about this is that the vast majority of the features of MySQL are not used on the servers I manage and having a new SQL server that has a much smaller footprint will be excellent news.
Drizzle should be production ready by the new year, I don’t think I will be rolling it out just yet as it will require many upgrades to scripts but in the medium term I think this is the way to go. Luckily it looks like both databases can sit side by side so I will be able to use both and migrate MySQL databases across to Drizzle as the software gets upgraded.