Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th May 2011 21:00 UTC
Databases The release of the first beta of version 9.1 of the open source PostgreSQL database has opened a new era in enterprise-class reliability and data integrity that can compete with the big names, say its developers. CIO recently interviewed Josh Berkus, Kevin Grittner, Dimitri Fontaine and Robert Haas about PostgreSQL 9.1 and its future.
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Every time I want to use a SQL-database I come back to PostgreSQL, it easily is the most standard compliant, most consistent database of them all.

With PostgreSQL 9.1 it has built in replication, combined with pg_pool II or maybe the new replication features in PostgreSQL 9.2 it does everything 98% of the people would want or need.

Ohh, and it's free and open source. :-)

Some people use MySQL, I tried that, I don't want it anymore. They are now starting to add features again (like memcached compatible protocol support), which is good, competition is good.

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