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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Postgre is much nicer than mysql
by Alfman on Sat 7th May 2011 19:54 UTC
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Postgre is much more grown up than mysql. I frequently find myself pulling my hair out because of shortcomings of mysql and keep wishing I could use postgre in more hosted apps.

But mysql has become a defacto standard, and postgre isn't usually an option. It's very odd how the market chooses winners and losers, it rarely seems to be based on bringing the best product to market.

Sometimes postgre even rivals oracle in functionality. I don't expect an open source database to convert too many oracle clients, but it sure would be nice to phase out mysql.

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