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PostgreSQL vs. MySQL: Which Is the Best Open Source Database?

Jul 11, 2011, 11:00 (4 Talkback[s])


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"Two popular open source databases, MySQL and PostgreSQL, are often the final two candidates when admins are preparing a new rollout. This high-level overview of these two open source powerhouses should help you choose which is more appropriate for your needs. PostgreSQL

"PostgreSQL (pronounced Post-gress-cue-ell) bills itself as the world's most advanced open source database. Some of its fans say it is as good as Oracle, but without the baggage of high cost and snooty customer service. It has a long history, having been developed originally in 1985 at the University of California, Berkeley, as a descendant of the Ingres database."

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