I have been tasked with evaluating open source databases for a large
upcoming project: e-commerce, B2B, high availability.
The O/S is most likely to be Linux, although FreeBSD could possibly be used
So far, it seems that MySQL, MaxDB, PostgreSQL, and Interbase/Firebird are
Does anyone know why we should or should not use any of these? Does anyone
know of other possibilities?
Id very much appreciate hearing your comments and recommendations.
I have only recently started these evaluations. BTW, my own background is
from the Oracle DBA world.
MySQL is certainly popular and seems to have very good performance, but I am
concerned that the lack of Triggers, Stored Procedures, User-Defined
Functions, and Views (to a lesser degree ) will be a disadvantage.
MaxDB "appears" to be more feature-rich and possibly more
industrial-strength. How does its performance and stability compare to the