Support MySQL as a database platform for ArcGIS enterprise geodatabases. This would allow for integration with common open source content management systems like WordPress and Drupal.
Have you tried an OBDC connection to a MySQL database? Or does that not meet your business requirements?
FWIW: My understanding is, the last time MySQL was evaluated for enterprise geodatabase support, it was, shall we say, found wanting (parts of the SQL language necessary to support versioning were not implemented). I forget how long ago that was, but I know that PostgreSQL was evaluated at the same time, and PG is now a significant part of Esri's enterprise geodatabase market. It's also important to realize that implementing geodatabase in a new RDBMS represents a significant level of effort from both Esri and the development team of the RDBMS, so it can't be just a few users requesting it. Dating back to the 90's, the best way to add platform support is to get a large Esri customer to champion the platform.
I understand your point and the business side of it. However, If I´m able to connect MySQL though ODBC to my map document and create a web-service, which works partially because the connection drops every 2 hours. Why there is no much support or documentation of work around for these problems.
In addition, it would be nice to be able to schedule a stop/start map services from ArcGIS Server Manager, same way I could do it with a script in Python. I´m asking this feature because, I do not get access to the server (security and restrictions) thus I cannot set a schedule task for this process. it would help a lot problems such MySQL timeout connection.
My apologies for the threat necromancy/hijacking; but as some of you might be aware it has some major reworks in the geometry department (docu: MySQL :: MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual :: 11.5.1 Spatial Data Types -- what's new: MySQL :: MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual :: 1.4 What Is New in MySQL 8.0 ). Reading the documentation it seems more mature, and I certainly intend to test some 'on database' shenanigans, perhaps it'd be time to re-evaluate. MySQL support would certainly open up a completely new DBA/data-dev market!
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