Monday, February 4, 2008

MySQL vs Postgres Wiki

There is a new wiki comparing MySQL to PostgreSQL. Because it's a wiki, hopefully it can be kept updated so that it's current AND accurate. The wiki is MySQL vs PostgreSQL. Personally, I'd like to see this grow into a universal comparison site that the community could keep updated. LewisC

4 comments:

lsmith said...

Not very impressed with this comparision. I think the author tried his best, but simply lacks enough background to make this a worthwhile comparision. The PostgreSQL guys also did their attempt at such a comparison (of course they come with a different set of priorities than the average mysql users):
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/techdocs.83

LewisC said...

Yeah, I agree. I'm hoping that over time it will improve. That's the good part of a wiki. More and more people can improve it as time goes by.

LewisC

Xaprb said...

Yes, it's unfortunately not very accurate either. There are a lot of myths on it, such as Falcon is meant to replace InnoDB.

Ultimately I don't think there's much value in such a thing, even if it's accurate and balanced. Comparisons just don't do anything for me. But that's a personal opinion.

Matthew Montgomery said...

Xarb, Though it is a ways off, when Maria hits 2.0 it may serve as a replacement for InnoDB on the lower end of it's uses.