PostgreSQL vs. MySQL - A Comparison of Enterprise Stability
sponsored by EnterpriseDB Corporation

Many IT professionals generally recognize that PostgreSQL is better suited for enterprise database responsibilities than MySQL.

In this paper you'll find fundamental and more sophisticated features and performance that characterize enterprise capable databases are contrasted between PostgreSQL and MySQL.

Topics addressed include:

  • Database performance
  • Query optimization
  • ACID Transaction support
  • Data durability
  • Referential integrity
  • Support for procedural languages and triggers, and
  • Support for industry standard authentication methods
Because many of MySQL's limitations only become apparent post-deployment when a full re-architecting of an organization's data infrastructure is difficult, this comparison will be of particular interest to those who have little or no experience with MySQL in deployment. Also provided is an in-depth feature comparison chart is provided detailing the differences between MySQL and Postgres Plus Advanced Server.
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