Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 15th Mar 2006 16:35 UTC
Databases "Within the past two years, Oracle, IBM and Microsoft have all released freely available versions of their flagship database servers, a move that would have been unheard of just a few years ago. While their respective representatives would argue the move was made in order to better accommodate the needs of all users, it's fairly clear that continued pressure from open source alternatives such as MySQL and PostgreSQL have caused these database juggernauts to rethink their strategies within this increasingly competitive market."
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I can't understand the love for MySql...
by MikeekiM on Wed 15th Mar 2006 17:55 UTC
MikeekiM
Member since:
2005-11-16

- Postgres has MUCH STRONGER Sql support, which translates into much better Programmer productivity.
- Postgres sql can be ported to Oracle or DB2 with not much change, so there's an emergency escape path if needed.

MySql has better ISAM speed, at the expense of Developer Time. These days that's not a smart trade off.

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BlackJack75 Member since:
2005-08-29

MySQL although less featured always seemed faster to me in production. Maybe PGSQL is just harder to tune. The only thing I can say is that I have had machines with *lots* of mysql requests and never had problems once the basic key buffer sizes were increased.

With Postgres on the other hand I have a lots of performance issues. But then again I haven't used Postgresql since the 7.x and I am anything but a database expert.

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Babi Asu Member since:
2006-02-11

MySQL has viral GPL license. If you develop commercial application using MySQL, you must publish your source code. Or, you can purchase commercial license for MySQL.

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