June 15, 2009, 8:53 pm
If you visit the Drizzle project homepage, it explains:
Drizzle is building a database optimized for cloud and [network] applications. [Drizzle] is being designed for massive concurrency on modern multi-cpu/core architectures. The code is originally derived from MySQL.
In other words, Drizzle is a re-thought and re-worked version of the MySQL kernel designed specifically for high-performance, high-concurrency environments. The goal is to make Drizzle an extensible database kernel that runs extremely fast on emerging hardware...