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Re: [News] MySQL Picks Another Award

__/ [ ed ] on Sunday 03 December 2006 17:57 \__

> On Sun, 03 Dec 2006 14:11:16 +0000
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> MySQL Wins Audemars Piguet "Changing Times Award"
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Mårten Mickos, CEO of MySQL AB, a Swedish software enterprise, was
>> | awarded the "European Entrepreneur of the Year 2006" award on
>> | Thursday night at a Gala Dinner in Geneva...
>> `----
>> http://www.linuxpr.com/releases/9261.html
> in pg news:
> http://tweakers.net/reviews/657
> http://tweakers.net/reviews/657/5
> http://tweakers.net/reviews/657/6
> the schema would be helpful, and maybe a script that created some rows,
> i find those stats mysql vs pgsql a little hard to believe. pgsql never
> has (in the past) really out performed mysql that much (outside the
> reliability department).

I saw that yesterday. It's not too surprising, but there are so many factors
to consider. It very much depends on what tests you run and under which
conditions (scale, specs)... SourceForge's 2006 award for databases (IIRC
that was indeed the category), Firebird was a runner-up. It's not a project
to ignore either... choice is great and the new servers of my Web hosts
provide choices other than MySQL, which I think is great. Same price ($0),
different tradeoffs in performance (and maybe even security). Because of the
layered approach of the stack and owing to standards, they should be also
interchangeable (to a degree).

Best wishes,


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