Is anyone switching from MySQL?

David Gerard dgerard at
Sun Apr 26 11:45:55 BST 2009

2009/4/26 Scott <sclewin at>:

>    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.

Plus points of PG in our experience:

* It's better in every way for storing your data and getting it back
again, fast.

Minus points of PG in our experience:

* Everyone writes specifically for MySQL. PG support is patchy at best.

- d.

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