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Re: Resources for Postgres and MySQL comparison presentation?

From: Mose <mose(dot)andre(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Brian Ghidinelli <brian(at)pukkasoft(dot)com>
Cc: SF Postgres <sfpug(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Resources for Postgres and MySQL comparison presentation?
Date: 2009-03-23 18:47:26
Message-ID: 9eb6f9410903231147p46336005w126f76130ad848e4@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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Lists: sfpug
Oops, sorry, that maybe sounds like I'm calling people naive... I just mean
these posts were written with only a few months of Postgres experience, and
database expertise is a long and winding road we are all still trudging
down.

-Mose

On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 11:42 AM, Mose <mose(dot)andre(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:

> We switched from MySQL to PostgreSQL at Redfin.  Here are a couple posts
> from some other developers (perhaps a little dated and/or naive, but
> potentially helpful).
>
> http://blog.redfin.com/devblog/2008/02/mysql_to_postgres.html
>
>
> http://blog.redfin.com/devblog/2007/11/elephant_versus_dolphin_which_is_faster_which_is_smarter.html
>
> -Mose
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 11:41 AM, Brian Ghidinelli <brian(at)pukkasoft(dot)com>wrote:
>
>>
>> Josh Berkus wrote:
>>
>>> Where is the conference?
>>>
>>
>> It's cf.Objective() in Minneapolis, a conference for ColdFusion/Java
>> developers in May.
>>
>>  My advice is *not* to try to convince people.  Instead, just say, "here's
>>> the things which PostgreSQL is good for, and the reasons why you'd want to
>>> use it."  Trying to convince people PostgreSQL is "better" just gets their
>>> back up.
>>>
>>
>> That's the tack I'm taking, but we *are* trying to convince them. :)
>>
>> Dennis Clark wrote:
>>
>>> MySQL:� GPL 2.0.� Free but with some very strict obligations.
>>> PostgreSQL:� BSD 2.0.� Free and with very simple obligations.
>>>
>>
>> Thanks Dennis - I had touched on the PG license but hadn't specifically
>> compared it to MySQLs!
>>
>> Is there a repo of people who have switched from MySQL to PG?  I have seen
>> the "who is using" list that includes Hi5, etc, but there aren't really many
>> details associated with it.  A couple of off-the-cuff conversion stories
>> with some numbers associated would be useful.
>>
>> Thanks for all of the feedback!
>>
>>
>> Brian
>>
>
>

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