Is anyone switching from MySQL?

Gilles Gravier gilles at
Sun Apr 26 03:09:56 BST 2009


Scott wrote:
>     With the uncertain future of MySQL due to Oracle's purchase I am 
> thinking about using PostgreSQL instead of MySQL for my PHP 
> applications.  I am still fairly new to database programming so I was 
> thinking about changing now should be easier than waiting to see what 
> happens.  I was just wondering if anyone else was thinking anything 
> similar and if anyone haves any words of wisdom or suggestions.
>     If possible, I don't want to start a flame war.  Personally, I have no 
> special connection or love for MySQL and have only briefly looked at 
> PostgrSQL.
Actually, Oracle already owned InnoDB, one of the most popular backends
of MySQL. And it already also owns BerkeleyDB, another open source DB.
So MySQL most likely will stay the way it is...


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