MySQL vs PostgreSQL

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February 26, 2009 at 02:29:20
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I am starting development of a new Web 2.0 site, and I need to decide on a database backend. I am strongly considering MySQL because it seems to have the most active community and documentation. However, I also am drawn to PostgreSQL because it seems more powerful for future growth. Does anyone have any opinions on one vs. the other?

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June 5, 2009 at 12:11:55
Postgres is a more full featured rdbms although the feature war goes on with mysql5 addressing some of the shortcomings. If there are features found in Postgres that are not yet in mysql that will affect your project, go with Postgres. Otherise mysql ( => Sun => Oracle ) will be faster for as long as Oracle lets it stay in the market.

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