Subject A couple of article on mySQL which might raise a comment (or two)
Author Leyne, Sean
CEO Calls MySQL the Ferrari of Databases
"MySQL is now the Ferrari of databases, which means it needs more speed
and more horsepower, the company's CEO told a user conference

SQL Chip Gives MySQL Data Warehouse Boost
"Kickfire says its chip loosens the I/O bottleneck by pulling data
directly from memory without registers or cache..."