Tweakers has a nice article on opteron vs xeon, single core vs dual core and what I find most interesting mysql 4 against mysql 5. The results are really amazing if you ask me!! A user of mysql just has to read this, really I mean it read it. Surely if you’re wondering if mysql can compete with an oracle, or you think your business should be running Oracle. Just ask yourself the question if you’re really gonna do +1000 queries a second.
Happy reading 🙂