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Re: Postgres v MySQL 5.0

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: John Wang <johncwang(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, Duncan Garland <duncan(dot)garland(at)ntlworld(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Postgres v MySQL 5.0
Date: 2006-10-27 21:10:51
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> Right now I typically look at the comparison as PostgreSQL isn't proven to
> scale as well as MySQL for Web 2.0 type community sites. It seems like all
> Alexa 100 sites that use a OSS database use MySQL (many of them on InnoDB).
> I've also seen an old eWeek performance test run where Oracle and MySQL
> compare well from a scalability perspective but MSSQL doesn't (Pg wasn't
> tested). In that case, MySQL, not Pg, was being compared against Oracle and
> MSSQL. I haven't found a single Alexa 100 site that runs PostgreSQL yet.

Uhmmm... you would be wrong :). I am looking at the Alexa 100 right now
and I see several that run PostgreSQL. Some of them are even my customers :P


Joshua D. Drake


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