[wp-hackers] Making WordPress database independent

Baki Goxhaj banago at gmail.com
Mon Feb 7 13:59:55 UTC 2011



Baki Goxhaj
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On 7 February 2011 14:58, Andrew Nacin <wp at andrewnacin.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 8:44 AM, Piyush Mishra <me at piyushmishra.com> wrote:
> > Is there any reason for wordpress to be completely dependent on MySQL? If
> > not, why dont we work on making it dbms independent ?
> >
> WordPress allows for its database abstraction layer (the wpdb class) to be
> extended or replaced.
> Sometimes this is used to add a caching layer, or provide support for
> multiple databases and even datacenters (see HyperDB). In other cases it
> can
> be used to replace the database engine entirely. There's a plugin offering
> PostgresSQL support, as well as a few other engines I believe. There's also
> a patch (by Microsoft) offering SQL Server support, but this could just as
> easily be implemented as a plugin (and we're working with them to make it
> one).
> Nacin
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