On Thursday 19 August 2004 12:50 am, Peter Ryan wrote: > Has anyone got any idea what is the most > commonly used database on freeBSD ? > > Is it mySql ? > > I was going to install it but the > CPU utilitisation problems reported > recently are a bit worrying. > > Thanks > Peter
Hi Peter, Caveat: I am more familiar with postgresql. It is currently my database of choice. My opinions may show a certain bias. Mysql is probably the most popular; but there are significant differences between database servers that are used on FreeBSD that should be considered. The common, free, relational database servers include firebird, postgresql, mysql and sqlite. Firebird is compatible with Borland's Interbase. Mysql has the most documentation available in bookstores. I don't think mysql is ACID compliant for all of its data table formats. User administration is easier in mysql -- you can use wildcards when assigning database privileges to a user. Postgresql is ACID compliant; and has features missing in mysql (boolean data type, stored procedures, nested queries, table inheritance, etc.). Postgresql is released under the BSD license. I've heard that sqlite is really good as an embedded database. If you need a crossplatform database: firebird, mysql and sqlite have native versions available for Windows. A Windows version of postgresql is in development. There is much more information at each database's website. Googling will take you far. Please note that the version number for postgresql 7.5 has been changed to 8.0.0, which is currently in beta. Best of luck, Andrew Gould _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"