Postgres in Utah
moveson at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 16:10:26 MST 2009
Actually mysql has triggers.
On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 10:50 AM, Bryan Sant <bryan.sant at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 10:17 PM, Barry Roberts <blr at robertsr.us> wrote:
> > Postgres has for years been much closer to feature parity with Oracle
> > maybe other commercial databases). I've used MySQL a lot for web, and
> > especially read-heavy applications. But when I already have code that
> > relies on Oracle features like transactions, triggers, and pl/sql, pg
> > where MySQL wouldn't.
> I use Postgres for the same reason. Oracle has always been
> pre-ordained as the king at the companies I've worked at. So I've
> always had to work with Oracle, and over time, I've become used to the
> feature set it provides. Postgres provides most of the same features
> and is dang near a drop-in replacement for Oracle. That fact
> simplifies things for me as a developer. I write my logic once,
> knowing that the underlying database (be it Postgres or Oracle) will
> work the same. With MySQL, you may have to re-implement some of your
> data access logic because certain DB features don't exist.
> That being said, I've worked plenty with MySQL and have nothing bad to
> say about it. The features that it does supply are solid, its blazing
> fast, and has excellent cross-platform tools. If you don't need
> triggers or stored procs, it's just dandy.
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