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Re: [school-discuss] Web-based School Administration...

On Tue, 2003-08-26 at 21:36, Les Richardson wrote:
> Hiya,
> > I'm also surprised that you have not been able to get the open source
> > databases to perform to a level equal or better than SQL server
> > (Sybase). From what I have seen the main two - MySQL and Postgres have
> > very good performance specs. I have found both to be very reliable
> > though somewhat different in performance.
> Do you have any experience, etc. with this? I've used both, but haven't
> pushed Postgres very hard at all. For me, MySQL was familiar after my
> initial usage of mSQL. However, I've used the DBI interface with my admin
> software so a switch to postgreSQL would be possible. (although ugly
> since, AFAIK, it doesn't have the auto-increment type...)

I'd say if you are familiar with MySQL then stay with it. That what I
have done and it has served me well. PostgreSQL is more full featured
and perhaps more secure but it suffers penalties for that in speed and
ease of use. Heh! I think they are both great.
Myles O'Meara