[ale] Go free or not to go free, this is the question...

Greg Sabino Mullane greg at turnstep.com
Thu Oct 25 13:34:52 EDT 2001

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> how about MySql? This is an interesting topic, because I 
> recently switch from MS SQL Server to Mysql.

MySQL will not meet the criteria laid out in the original 
poster's email. I don't like bashing open source stuff, 
but everyone automatically assumes MySQL is a lot better 
than it really is. It's very quick, but not particularly 
powerful or featureful. And it's not ACID compliant. To be 
fair, MySQL is getting better all the time, and you can *make* 
it ACID compliant with some add-ons (e.g. Gemini). However, 
for serious work, I'd take postgres anyday. Data integrity, 
SQL compliance, transactions, triggers, stored procedures, 
etc. always win out over speed in my book. Shame about the 
name "postgresql" though. Every other database has it beat 
there. :)

Greg Sabino Mullane
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