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Which database...

On Friday 17 June 2005 08:55 am, markw at wrote:
> > I use MySQL for my LAMP stuff, away from work.  MySQL has caught up
> > feature-wise and has growing commercial use.
> That's non-sense. MySQL is a joke. Maybe when 5.0 is released it can be
> less of a laughing stock, but no one who "knows" databases chooses MySQL.

Not to be argumentative, but I disagree.
It's everywhere, it's free, it has good support from companies and it has 
hooks written for it in every product from recipe generators to Banana 
peelers. Every kid getting out of school knows it or Postgres. By your 
reckoning, Yahoo must not know anything about databases...,3959,17120,00.asp

It's here to stay and I doubt it's truly a laughing stock. You may not like 
it, but let's not overstate the case...As it stands now, Postgres has less 
support, but is more "correct" with regard to features. The speed claims by 
MySQL have "buts", but either MySQL or Postgres are fine choices for 
"enterprises" who can't afford to hire teams of specialists. If they could, 
they'd be on Oracle or DB2.

Just my 2 cents, and that may be all it's worth,

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