Why PostgreSQL > MySQL

MySQL made a lot of sense as a database choice around 1999-2001. And it still has a lot of market share. But it's completely outclassed by Postgresql.

PostgreSQL is just built solid. That's not an argument that meant anything to me back when I was a MySQL developer, it was too vague. But then one day after I'd migrated to Postgres, I realized I wasn't fighting with the database anymore, it never stopped working, it didn't have that fragile feel that MySQL has. I just felt better about writing database features into an app because I felt more secure that it would work.

burkov.net: Courses/SQL (last edited 2014-05-10 19:33:14 by Bob)