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Re: MySQL -vs- Firebird SQL (vs. PostgreSQL) thread

From: "Merlin Moncure" <merlin(dot)moncure(at)rcsonline(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: MySQL -vs- Firebird SQL (vs. PostgreSQL) thread
Date: 2003-06-26 12:25:27
Message-ID: 303E00EBDD07B943924382E153890E5434A995@cuthbert.rcsinc.local (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
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Ian Barwick wrote:

if anyone's interested:

Apologies if it has been posted before.

Firebird is a decent database, in the same league as postgres.  I still
prefer postgres for a couple of reasons.  My information in
firebird/Interbase may be a little outdated but Firebird has a 64k row
limit.  This is the killer for me: no large blobs!   I think it also a
bit slower than postgres but I have no evidence to back that up just my
experiences from IB 5 back in the day.  Right now, at least, it is
easier to set up and run under windows and that's worth a few points.

What keeps me coming back to postgres is not feature 'x' or feature 'y'
but the spirit and capability of its creators.


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