Re: (no subject)
Justin Sher <justin <at> squinky.org>
2001-02-01 19:37:33 GMT
On Thu, 1 Feb 2001 hirsch <at> zapmedia.com wrote:
> Justin Sher writes:
> > On Wed, 31 Jan 2001 Eugene.Leitl <at> lrz.uni-muenchen.de wrote:
> > > Ruben I Safir - Brooklyn Linux Solutions CEO wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I'm sure moving mysql files into Oracle is a nagging question posed to them.
> > >
> > > Okay, I know MySQL sucks, but how is PostgreSQL comparable to Oracle?
> > > I've started with a company without any Linux clue (they do have a VAX
> > > and two Solaris boxen, though), and I'd like to demo a decent Linux
> > > server, including a database.
> > Postgres is pretty good as far as relational databases go, it's
> > much faster than Mysql and supports row-level locking and transactions.
> > It's blob handling sucks though and has some leaks in it which I had to
> > work around. This should be fixed in the next version.
> It isn't faster in my experience. My impression is that it is a lot
> faster if you need to do a lot of transactions. If you are prepared
> to not use transactions MySQL beats the pants on any db I've tested.
Let's check the slashdot archives... I have personally built several
commercial high volume web applications using mysql, postgres and
Mysql: Simple to use and get started, very forgiving as to what kind of
SQL it lets you put in it (I.E Group by behavior is kind of screwy) table