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Re: Article on MySQL vs. Postgres

From: Egon Schmid <eschmid(at)php(dot)net>
To: Tim Perdue <tperdue(at)valinux(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)hub(dot)org
Subject: Re: Article on MySQL vs. Postgres
Date: 2000-07-04 19:51:11
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Tim Perdue wrote:
> 
> On wednesday or thursday, I'm going to be publishing my article on MySQL
> vs. Postgres on PHPBuilder.com.

Cool!

> Features:
> Postgres is undoubtedly far, far more advanced than MySQL is. Postgres
> now supports foreign keys, which can help with referential integrity.
> Postgres supports subselects and better support for creating tables as
> the result of queries. The "transaction" support that MySQL lacks is
> included in Postgres, although you'll never miss it on a website, unless
> you're building something for a bank, and if you're doing that, you'll
> use oracle.

Since MySQL version 3.23.16 it supports transactions with sleepycats DB3
and since version 3.23.19 it is under the GPL.

-Egon

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