On Fri, 5 Jul 2002, [iso-8859-1] Joćo Paulo Vasconcellos wrote:

> I don't feel that. I run a web site with a big deal of traffic, and in speed
> and scalability, MySQL is better than PGSQL or Sybase. I know because I tryed
> each one of these before getting to MySQL in definitive. Sybase is WAAAAAY
> too slow, and Postgres has a habit of melting down from time to time. In the
> features field, if you need referential integrity you can use InnoDB or BDB
> tables in MySQL, wich supports ON DELETE CASCADE and many things more, like
> row-level locking, blah, blah, blah. To keep your data secure, Sybase is a
> better option than PGSQL, because when PGSQL melts down, you lose some
> records as a gift. I had not seen this behavior mainly because I did not ran

What version of postgres were you experiencing meltdowns?  I've only used
pg since 7.x and I recall that the 6.x had some serious problems, but 7.x
has been extremely stable for us...

> PGSQL long enough to see this, and the memory requirements of Sybase are just
> too much to stand. I prefer MySQL above every other, even lacking SP's. Of
> course, my business do not require anything more than standard MyISAM offers,
> so PGSQL may be a better option in some cases.
> On Friday 05 July 2002 17:59, Lazor, Ed wrote:
> > How many here feel PostgreSQL has surpassed MySQL as the better backend for
> > PHP?  This would be based on performance (speed, scalability, etc.) and
> > features.
> >
> > -Ed
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