Postgres vs. MSSQL

Daniel C. dcrookston at
Wed Nov 8 12:48:21 MST 2006

On 11/8/06, Jonathan Ellis <jonathan at> wrote:
> I wouldn't.  MySQL is still full of non-standard weirdisms, and a lot of
> the examples you find on the web are by people who really have no
> business touching a database.
> PostgreSQL _used_ to be more complicated to set up and install...  back
> in the 6.x days circa 1999.  Now there is even a friendly windows
> installer, and autovacuum Just Works.
> PostgreSQL is easy enough for beginners, and powerful enough that you
> won't have to switch databases when your needs grow.
> -Jonathan

I just meant that MySQL has less stuff to learn than Postgres.
Installing and setup is easy on both of them.


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