[ic] postgres vs mysql

Ragen Herrington tncybervol@home.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2001 21:32:36 -0600

After reading the PostgreSQL docs again (link below) I realized the author
may be writing in a biased tone.  Check it out.....



----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Heins" <mikeh@minivend.com>
To: <interchange-users@lists.akopia.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2001 9:06 PM
Subject: Re: [ic] postgres vs mysql

> Quoting Ragen Herrington (tncybervol@home.com):
> > Troy,
> >
> > If I remember correctly, mySQL is a duplicated effort related to
> > That being said, mySQL will be discontinued at some point in time.
> > Hopefully this tidbit will help your decision.
> >
> I certainly haven't heard this. MySQL is alive and kicking, and there
> are certainly no plans to discontinue it that I have heard.
> I wonder if you were thinking of miniSQL, which has been struggling.
> Supposedly it revived as of Jan 1 (see http://www.hughes.com.au).
> I was down on Postgres for speed reasons at one time, but V7.0x
> has *greatly* improved speed, to the point where some people say
> it is faster than MySQL. I wouldn't have believed that until I tried
> 7.0x just yesterday. The several seconds it used to take to import
> only a few hundred records (the country table) now are not appreciably
> diffrent from the blink of an eye MySQL takes.
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