>>>>> "Patrick" == Patrick Greenwell <patrick@stripped>
Patrick> On Sat, 2 Oct 1999, Scott Perkins wrote:
>> You make a good point about available admin and other facilities etc.
>> I am interested in some of the forum functionalities that seem to be "off the
>> shelf" with Mysql but I have not done my homework yet with PostgreSQL. There
>> must me some good reasons why PostgreSQL beat out
>> Mysql for product of the year or best database or most popular among
>> NIX/NUX users or something recently.
Patrick> Don't forget sub-selects, views, row-level locking, stored procedures,
Patrick> triggers, foreign keys, cascading updates/deletes, and probably a couple
Patrick> other things that escape me at the moment.
Patrick> MySQL is great for what it is: a small, exceedingly fast, easy to
Patrick> administer, stable SQL-server for enviroments where the majority of access
Patrick> consist of text reads (like a lot of web sites).
Patrick is right; MySQL still lacks some 'heavy' features, but he
forgot to mention that PostgreSQL lacks a lot of ANSI SQL and ODBC
features that MySQL supports. MySQL has also some very useful (even
if they are nonstandard) features like LOAD DATA INFILE, REPLACE ,
CREATE TABLE from a SELECT, in memory tables...) that postgreSQL
You can find a comparison that should include all major points at: