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Re: Need concrete "Why Postgres not MySQL" bullet list

From: Harald Fuchs <nospam(at)sap(dot)com>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Need concrete "Why Postgres not MySQL" bullet list
Date: 2003-08-20 17:20:27
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In article <200308200839(dot)28230(dot)josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>,
Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> writes:

> PROCEDURES:  Postgres supports stored procedures (as functions) allowing 
> programming in the database for the many tasks which are far more efficient, 
> consistent, and secure done there.   Procedures may be written in any of nine 
> different languages, currently, with two more in development.  MySQL does not 
> support procedures at all.

From the MySQL manual:
   * With UDF (user-defined functions) one can extend MySQL Server with
     both normal SQL functions and aggregates, but this is not yet as
     easy or as flexible as in PostgreSQL.

> TRANSACTIONS:  blah, blah, blah.   MySQL has just begun offering transactions 
> this year, and their solution is largely untested, slow...

InnoDB transactions in MySQL are pretty robust and fast.  However,
this affects only INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE - not CREATE TABLE etc.

> and suffers from 
> complications with the many different "table types".

True.  Transactions break unless all tables used are InnoDB.


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