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RE: [GENERAL] For data based web site, which RDBMS is better & wh y ?

From: Herouth Maoz <herouth(at)oumail(dot)openu(dot)ac(dot)il>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: RE: [GENERAL] For data based web site, which RDBMS is better & wh y ?
Date: 1999-05-23 10:01:34
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At 00:59 +0300 on 20/05/1999, Jackson, DeJuan wrote:

> The problem here is to find impartial comparisons.
> The question between MySQL and PostgreSQL usually come down to
> 	Do I care most about speed?  - usually true for purely Web Apps.
> or
> 	Do I need transaction and the other features PostgreSQL offers?  -
> which tends to only be true if you plan on using the database for things
> other than web development.

To be more exact, you have to ask yourself whether only one person will be
performing updates at a time. The lack of transactions for MySQL implies
lack of locks, and thus lack of support for concurrent updates.


Herouth Maoz, Internet developer.
Open University of Israel - Telem project

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