sql-info.de

MySQL versus PostgreSQL

A DBA can go a long way to find a balanced discussion on the merits of these two popular open source databases. Here's a good start:

And here's my personal 3-point QuickSummary™:

[*]Beginning with Version 8.0, PostgreSQL provides native Windows support (for 32 bit Windows such as Windows 2000 and XP only).

"Evil Magic" has an interesting real-world comparision of sequence handling in MySQL and PostgreSQL which demonstrates the difference in design philosophy between the two databases:

See also: MySQL Links: Reviews and Comparisions


Keywords: MySQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL vs PostgreSQL