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MySQL vs. PostgreSQL

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Category
Preference 33% votes 67% votes
Website www.​mysql.​com www.​postgresql.​org
License
Design
Database model
Data storage
Embeddable Yes No
Features
Query language
Data types
Conditional entry updates Yes Yes
Map and reduce No No
Unicode Yes Yes
TTL for entries No Yes
Compression Yes Yes
Integrity
Integrity model
Atomicity Yes Yes
Consistency Yes Yes
Isolation Yes Yes
Durability (data storage) Yes Yes
Transactions Yes Yes
Referential integrity Yes Yes
Revision control Yes Yes
Locking model
Indexing
Secondary Indexes Yes Yes
Composite keys Yes Yes
Full text search Yes Yes
Geospatial Indexes Yes Yes
Graph support No Conditional
Distribution
Horizontal scalable Yes Yes
Replication Yes Yes
Replication mode
Sharding No Yes
Shared nothing architecture No ?
Restrictions
Value size max. 10 EB 1 GB
System requirements
Operating system
Native driver
Memory minimum 11 MB 32 MB
Architecture
Programming language
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Description Relational database system Object-Relational Database Management System
Brand
Multi-user system Conditional Yes
Extension/Plug-in Yes Yes
Database
Multilingual content Yes Yes
Price rating ★★★★★ ★★★★★
Multiple projects Yes Yes
Standard compliance Yes Yes
Software distribution
Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) No Yes
Release Date 1995 May 1995
Documentation level ★★★★☆ ★★★★★
RESTful No Yes
Lines of code 1 100 k 839 k
Free to use Yes Yes
Active Yes Yes
Database Connection Pooling Yes Yes
Real time analytics Conditional Yes
Creation Date 1995 ?
Community Driven Good Good
Web interface Yes Yes
Data encryption Yes Yes
Cloud platform support
Online backup Yes Yes
Partial Index Yes Yes
Function Based Index Yes Yes
Key length max 3 072 ?
Log Yes Yes
Implementation flexibility 50% votes 50% votes
Download dev.​mysql.​com/​downloads/​ www.​postgresql.​org/​download/​
Backup functionality Good Good
Query Cache Yes Yes
Ease of use ★★★★★ ★★★★★
In-Place Update No Yes
Free for commercial use Yes Yes
Sorts Yes Yes
Tuneable write concerns Yes Yes
Open Source Yes Yes
Triggers Yes Yes
Perfomance ★★★★☆ ★★★★★
Cloud-enabled Yes Yes
Multivariate Testing No Yes
Materialized Views No Yes
Pipeline Aggregation Yes Yes
Spring Data Support Yes Yes
Geospatial Yes Yes
Text Analytics Yes Yes
Server Side Java Script No Yes
JSON Yes Yes
Flexible Table(Schema) No Yes
Stored Procedure Yes Yes
Concurrency Yes Yes
24/7 support No Yes
Free edition Yes Yes
SQL Queries Yes Yes
3D Support Yes No
Monitoring UI Yes Yes
Online backup (no locking) Yes Yes
CLI` Yes Yes
Abstracts complexity of UI Components Yes ?
; drop table users; No No
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Does remove features when broken? Yes ?
WYSIWYG-Editor ? Yes
API ? Good
XML Aware ? Good
Color ?
Level of access authorization ?
Read preferences ? Yes
Op/s ? 1 000 005
XQuery Support ? Yes
Server side custom code ? Yes
Minimal memory footprint ? 32 MB
HTML5 Charts ? No
Geo-distributed ? Yes
Batch Loading ? Yes
ORM Join Support ? Yes
Fully Distributed ? Yes
Auto-Sharding ? No
Contributors ? 21
User and Group role based security model ? Yes
Recursive queries ? Yes
Network datatype ? Yes
Windowed aggregate ? Yes
:( ? No
Point In Time Recovery ? Yes
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