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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.
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