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LinuxPlanet: Apples and Oranges: A Linux DBMS Comparison, Part III

Nov 29, 1999, 15:23 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthias Warkus)

[ Thanks to Kevin Reichard for this link. ]

"We're going to change direction in midstream. In this part, I'll cover non-performance-related topics. In the next and final part, I'll cover with benchmarking and then close with the final conclusion."

"Unlike PostgreSQL, MySQL and mSQL are not really relational database management systems. I've seen people on newsgroups call MySQL "just a fast storage tool," and mSQL has even been called a toy -- not very flattering. At least mSQL implements past of what a full SQL DBMS should provide."

"If one needs a real RDBMS, the only viable choice of the three discussed here is PostgreSQL. If raw performance counts, one of the smaller systems may well be better, especially if the accesses made to the database are uncomplicated and mostly automatic. mSQL and MySQL are advertised as Web database systems for a reason."

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