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.
> 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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