Re: Is PostGreSql's Data storage mechanism "inferior"?

From: Peter Wilson <petew(at)yellowhawk(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: Swaminathan Saikumar <swami(at)giveexam(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Is PostGreSql's Data storage mechanism "inferior"?
Date: 2008-01-31 00:55:28
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Swaminathan Saikumar wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm new to PostGreSql.
What a wonderful article - it's almost worth keeping a copy. It's so bad
it's difficult to know where to start. I think my favourite has to be :
+ MSSql being massive is considered to have the maximum scalability for
database hosting.

And I just love the comment on both MySQL and Postgres about GPL and BSD
being 'too open' - meaning?

> Check out the link. I am starting out on a new personal project & had
> zeroed in on PostGreSql with Mono-ASP.NET as ideal for my needs,
> mainly owing to a PostGreSql whitepaper.
> Now, I chanced upon the article above. I've pasted the cons as
> mentioned in the article, and would like the community feedback on it,
> especially with regards to the "inferior Data Storage mechanism".
> The cons of PostgreSql Hosting
> * Performance considerations: Inserts and Updates into the PostgreSql
> database is much slower compared to MySql. PostgreSql hosting thus
> might slow down the display of the web page online.
> * BSD license issues: Since PostgreSql comes under the Berkeley
> license scheme, this is again considered to be too open.
> * Availability of inferior Data Storage mechanism: PostgreSql uses
> Postgres storage system, which is not considered to be transaction sae
> during PostgreSql hosting.
> * Its not far-flung: While MySql hosting and MSSql hosting have deeply
> penetrated into the market, PostgreSql hosting still remains to be
> passive in the database hosting market.
> * Non-availability of required assistance for PostgreSql hosting:
> Assistance is being provided via mailing lists. However there is no
> guarantee that the issue faced during PostgreSql hosting would be
> resolved.
> Thanks!

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