MySQL vs. PostgreSQL

Aaron Trevena aaron.trevena at
Mon Apr 10 09:46:36 BST 2006

On 09/04/06, Dirk Koopman <djk at> wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-04-09 at 14:41 +0100, Earle Martin wrote:
> > I've never had a MySQL
> > installation run for more than a couple of years without dying.  That
> > isn't acceptable.  I have PostgreSQL installations that have been on-
> > line and heavily loaded since 1998, and have only been down briefly for
> > software or hardware upgrades.
> Lucky fellow. Personally I find postgresql just as bad - but it breaks
> in different ways and less predictably than MySQL.

Yup. It is about as user friendly as a rabid mastiff that's just been
kicked in the gonads. And it lacks native Fulltext searching, and

> I do agree about the permission system though, it really is brain
> befudling.

I find it less annoying than postgres' permissions, although they both
about as confusing. I just know MySQL's better.


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