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Re: Postgres v MySQL 5.0

From: Jeff Davis <pgsql(at)j-davis(dot)com>
To: Duncan Garland <duncan(dot)garland(at)ntlworld(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Postgres v MySQL 5.0
Date: 2006-10-21 00:21:06
Message-ID: 1161390066.24735.2.camel@dogma.v10.wvs (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, 2006-10-13 at 10:35 +0100, Duncan Garland wrote:
> How do you position Postgres against MySQL 5.0?
> 
> MySQL is more popular but I've always regarded it as a bit lightweight. I'm
> told that this is no longer the case with 5.0. Why choose Postgres over
> MySQL 5.0?
> 

That's a very open-ended question. The databases have redically
different designs, philosophies, and development strategies.

The best thing you can do is download PostgreSQL, and spend a while
reading the documentation, mailing lists, IRC, and posting when you have
difficulty.

Regards,
	Jeff Davis


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