] ] Many companies are quickly coming to realize this, as you
] ] can see from the impressive customer list on MySQL's
] ] website. I'm sure that most readers have used the Yahoo!
] ] (Nasdaq: YHOO) Finance site on many occasions (like
] ] perhaps this one), but would probably be surprised to
] ] learn that even Yahoo!'s massive source of data is fed
] ] from MySQL databases.
Is this another "worse is better"/Linux vs BSD phenomenon?
From what anyone's ever told me, Postgresql is a much better
DBMS in several regards:
1. fine-grained locking -- much more scalable when doing many
concurrent INSERTs or UPDATEs in the same table.
2. Beter/real transaction management.
I guess many web-based workloads are almost all SELECT ... in which
case MySQL wins since its optimized purely for that...
RE: Fool.com: MySQL Makes Waves [Motley Fool Take] April 23, 2004