A Lightweight SQL Database for Cloud and Web

I just discovered a new database called Drizzle. According to their website, this database has the following features:

  • Based on MySQL 6.0 source tree
  • No shipped libraries
  • POSIX compliance
  • Micro kernel design
  • Pluggable Architecture for views, stored procedures, UDFs, storage engines …
  • Sharding across multiple nodes
  • Intelligent proxy
  • Multi CPU/Multi Core
  • Optimized field types
  • Efficient memory use
  • No internal ACL, use LDAP/PAM
  • No database data formatting
  • Cleaned up make system
  • InnoDB default storage engine
  • Windows compatibility removed
  • Localized commandline tools and user notifications