Linked by snydeq on Thu 21st May 2009 22:55 UTC
Databases Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister questions the effect recent developments in the MySQL community will have on MySQL's future in the wake of Oracle's acquisition of Sun. Even before Oracle announced its buyout, there were signs of strain within the MySQL community, with key MySQL employees exiting and forks of the MySQL codebase arising, including Widenius' MariaDB.
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RE: not an expert
by braddock on Fri 22nd May 2009 03:01 UTC in reply to "not an expert"
braddock
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2005-07-08

I am not an expert but there must be reasons why people chose MySQL over Postgres.


Around 1998 I moved my development from Postgres to MySQL because I found it did what I needed, was simpler, and less complicated.

Around 2007 I moved my development from MySQL to Sqlite because I found it did what I needed, was simpler, and less complicated.

(Postgres wasn't designed for SQL and had all kinds of bizzare notions - my understanding is it has been redesigned since losing the war)

Remember sleepycat - bought for dinner...

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