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hirsch@zapmedia.com hirsch@zapmedia.com
Thu Feb 1 06:30:17 PST 2001


Justin Sher writes:
 > On Wed, 31 Jan 2001 Eugene.Leitl@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.

--Michael



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