Vendor Lock-in, and how Facebook was trapped in a MySQL 'fate worse than death'

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July 8, 2011

Interesting how the writer of the article below mentions start-ups who use easy access to SQL skills to launch their business prototype, but then have to grow into more complex systems over time.

Vendor lock-in can be a serious problem for startups who find themselves at a pivot point of maintain growth but needing to move to alternate technologies and platforms in order to sustain that growth in the first place.

Original article:

According to database pioneer Michael Stonebraker, Facebook is operating a huge,
complex MySQL implementation equivalent to "a fate worse than death." It's actually
a predicament all too common ...