I wish they had included PG on that list of databases. That would have
been good to see regardless of the results. 

---John W. Holmes...

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boaz Yahav [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Friday, December 27, 2002 3:58 PM
> To: David Bryant; Ryan Jameson (USA); [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: RE: [PHP-DB] postgresql vs mysql
> 
> This is why i was amazed to see this :
> http://www.mysql.com/eweek/index.html
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Bryant [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2002 10:43 PM
> To: 'Ryan Jameson (USA)'; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: RE: [PHP-DB] postgresql vs mysql
> 
> 
> I've worked with both extensively. My personal preference is PG.
However,
> here are my findings over the years.
> 
> The biggest factor in performance is the size of the database, more
than
> anything else. If you have a small and relatively simple RDB
structure,
> MySQL is significantly faster. (this is changing however. PG has made
some
> significant improvements in speed this last year, but MySQL is
improving
> performance considerably with larger and more complex RDBs.)
> 
> PG has a much flatter performance line regardless of db size, whereas
> MySQL just gets much slower and slower as the db MB increases.
> 
> -D
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ryan Jameson (USA) [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2002 1:18 PM
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: RE: [PHP-DB] postgresql vs mysql
> 
> 
> There's a substantiated rumor that says postgres is faster for complex
> queries.
> 
> <>< Ryan
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ellen Solomon [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2002 12:58 PM
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: [PHP-DB] postgresql vs mysql
> 
> 
> I'm starting a project for which the lead programmer wants to use
> postgresql.  I'll be working in php.  Any major disadvantages to
> postgresql over mysql, other than mysql seems to be more widespread?
> 
> TIA
> Ellen
> 
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