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Re: PostgreSQL @ Linux World - a very successful Harambee!!

From: Fred Moyer <fred(at)redhotpenguin(dot)com>
To: elein <elein(at)varlena(dot)com>
Cc: Jeff Frost <jeff(at)frostconsultingllc(dot)com>,Githogori wa Nyangara-Murage <githogori(at)yahoo(dot)com>,SF Postgres <sfpug(at)postgresql(dot)org>,githogori <githogori(at)siliconbazaar(dot)com>
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL @ Linux World - a very successful Harambee!!
Date: 2005-08-07 22:12:32
Message-ID: 42F68750.9030104@redhotpenguin.com (view raw or flat)
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elein wrote:
> WRT the questions, they are all over the map.  Here are
> some common examples:
> 
> Why should I use postgres instead of mysql?
> 	-- MySQL is not a relational database system per codds rules.
> 	   If you want referential, data and transactional integrity
> 	   use PostgreSQL.  Besides, they are not really our competition.
> 	   Oracle and DB2 are.

Here's one I get asked a lot.  Why should I use postgresql instead of
mysql-innodb?
My answer there is while innodb offers some advantages that postgresql
does also, it doesn't
have the support and development community that PostgreSQL does.

- Fred


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