Od: "Michael" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Temat: [PHP-DB] Re: interbase or postgres

> J-E-N wrote:
> >
> > just want to here comments from you guys. i will be doing a shopping
cart and i'm still looking for the best database which i could use aside
from Oracle.i'm still thingking which is better. interbase or postgres?
> Just a few comments -
> Postgresql has a larger range of data types and built in string
> functions,
> Interbase has no text datatype and (I think) "like" doesnt use an index.

The "text" datatype is present, but is a BLOB subtype (as usually in C
world - it's not a text, it's "null-terminated string").

> I don't think you'd do badly using either but I'd lean towards
> postgresql. It seems to be deveoping at a faster rate than Interbase and
> probably has the edge performance wise.

While Postgres has better future, IB is better now. IB has long way away as
a commercial product, being utilized by most critical user (US Army used IB
in it's M60TTS and M1 to M1IPM tanks).

Anyway, i like IB. It's always the same - under Linux, Solaris, NT,

Jarek Zgoda

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