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Re: Postgres v MySQL 5.0

From: Brad Nicholson <bnichols(at)ca(dot)afilias(dot)info>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Lukas Kahwe Smith <smith(at)pooteeweet(dot)org>, "Leif B(dot) Kristensen" <leif(at)solumslekt(dot)org>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Postgres v MySQL 5.0
Date: 2006-11-10 20:05:20
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On Fri, 2006-11-10 at 11:58 -0800, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> > I was chatting with a developer the other day who uses MySQL, and he
> > explained how he chose MySQL over Postgres.  He loaded a fairly large
> > data set into both, did some querying on it, and MySQL was way faster.
> > I'm sure he didn't tune the conf file, or analyze the data, or some
> > combination of the things you need to do.
> He probably also didn't use Innodb :)

He also mentioned that a product he rolled out on MySQL recently had
some pretty serious performance problems almost immediately after it
launched and had more than 5 clients connecting :-)
Brad Nicholson  416-673-4106
Database Administrator, Afilias Canada Corp.

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