[erlang-questions] [ANN] "MySQL/OTP" - rewritten MySQL driver

Jesse Gumm gumm@REDACTED
Wed Feb 25 15:39:16 CET 2015

Very cool! Congrats on the release!

Jesse Gumm
Owner, Sigma Star Systems
414.940.4866 || sigma-star.com || @jessegumm
On Feb 25, 2015 7:47 AM, "Viktor Söderqvist" <viktor@REDACTED> wrote:

> Hello Erlang users!
> Due to the known problems with Emysql, especially the lack of solid
> transaction handling, we have written a MySQL driver from scratch. The
> code structure of Emysql wasn't good enough to build upon and since we
> also wanted to change the API a little, it made sense to write a new
> driver. As the name suggests, that we wanted to make it more
> "OTP-ish".
> Github project page:
> https://github.com/mysql-otp/mysql-otp
> Notable Features:
> * A connection is a gen_server which makes it easy to use
> https://github.com/devinus/poolboy, https://github.com/seth/pooler or
> any other supervisor based connection pooling mechanism for those who
> need connection pooling.
> * Mnesia style transactions that can be *nested* (implemented using
> SQL savepoints) and are automatically *retried* when deadlocks are
> detected, just like Mnesia transactions.
> * Simple API without records.
> More information is available on the github project page and in the
> corresponding github wiki.
> Since a few weeks, we're using this driver in production in a hosted
> e-commerce platform powering a few thousand web stores, but in the
> interest of all users of Erlang + MySQL we have created a separate
> github organisations for this project to keep it independent. I would
> consider this driver fairly stable already.
> Also note that we're not in any way against the Emysql project, which
> AFAIK is still in need of a maintainer. For new projects however, I'd
> recommend MySQL/OTP.
> Viktor Söderqvist
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