PostgreSQL vs MySQL?

Doug Palmer doug at
Thu Apr 4 16:45:40 EST 2002

On 2002.04.04 00:02 Rasjid Wilcox wrote:
> Quick views on PostgreSQL vs MySQL (or even InterBase?)
> I looking at teaching myself Java with the aim of building some cross
> platform database products.  My prefered platform is Linux, but I'd like
> to
> make things that work okay in the Windows world too (for strategic
> reasons
> only ;-).

If you're planning to use EJBs/J2EE, I think it's well worth having a 
database that supports full-on ACID transactions.

Last time I looked, MySQL didn't really support transactions. This can be 
a problem in EJB-land once the level of complexity rises above a certain 
level. Most application servers use the database to help coordinate 

Doug Palmer   doug at

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