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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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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Pfeifer Member since:
2006-02-20

Wrong. If you develop an application using MySQL, you can distribute it under the terms of any license you chose, as long as you don't link to the database.

Of course you will have to distribute the MySQL source code. And of course if you make any modifications to MySQl, you will have to publish that modifications too. But as long as you don't link to MySQL, you can stay as closed sourced as you like.

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