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I've heard from a couple different places that I should try using postgre sql over mysql, I always like to lean towards open source alternatives, but I wanted to get ...
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- 08-31-2013 #1
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- Aug 2013
Why or when is it postgre-sql a better option than mysql?
I always like to lean towards open source alternatives, but I wanted to get some input from people who have actually used both mysql and postgresql.
- 08-31-2013 #2
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- Apr 2009
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They are both open source software but postgresql is a bit more open since mysql is now "owned" by Oracle. For production transaction processing systems, I'd go with postgres. For quick&dirty efficient runtime applications, mysql is great. I use mysql for storing network/system performance data that can be epherimal. I use postgres for long-term production data. As someone once said, use the right tool for the job!Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!