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Postgres vs. MySQL

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Description Relational Database System Relational database system
Multi-user system Yes Conditional
Extension/Plug-in Yes Yes
Operating system
Programming language
Website www.​postgresql.​org www.​mysql.​com
Multilingual content Yes Yes
Database model
Query language
Transactions Yes Yes
Unicode Yes Yes
Referential integrity Yes Yes
Price rating ★★★★★ ★★★★★
WYSIWYG-Editor No ?
Standard compliance Yes Yes
Sharding No Yes
Replication Yes Yes
Map and reduce No No
Revision control Yes Yes
Atomicity Yes Yes
Consistency Yes Yes
Isolation Yes Yes
Durability (data storage) Yes Yes
Horizontal scalable Yes Yes
Integrity model
Software distribution
Full text search Yes Yes
Preference 75% votes 25% votes
Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) Yes No
Documentation level ★★★★★ ★★★★☆
Lines of code 733 k 1 100 k
TTL for entries No No
Conditional entry updates Yes Yes
Composite keys Yes Yes
Free to use Yes Yes
Active Yes Yes
Database Connection Pooling Yes Yes
Compression Yes Yes
Real time analytics Yes Conditional
Creation Date 1989 ?
Community Driven Good Good
Shared nothing architecture Yes No
Web interface Yes Yes
Data encryption Yes Yes
Secondary Indexes Yes Yes
Embeddable No Yes
Geospatial Indexes Yes Yes
Locking model
Data storage
Replication mode
Native driver
Cloud platform support
Online backup Yes Yes
Data types
Partial Index Yes Yes
Function Based Index Yes Yes
Log Yes Yes
Download www.​postgresql.​org/​download/​ dev.​mysql.​com/​downloads/​
Query Cache Yes Yes
Ease of use ★★★★☆ ★★★★★
In-Place Update Yes No
Free for commercial use Yes Yes
Sorts Yes Yes
Tuneable write concerns Yes Yes
Open Source Yes Yes
Triggers Yes Yes
Perfomance ★★★★★ ★★★★☆
Materialized Views Yes No
Spring Data Support Yes Yes
Geospatial Yes Yes
Text Analytics Yes Yes
Server Side Java Script Yes No
JSON Yes Yes
Stored Procedure Yes Yes
Free edition Yes Yes
SQL Queries Yes Yes
Network datatype Yes ?
CLI` Yes Yes
But can you use it on a cold rainy night in stoke? Yes ?
Does your boss understand it? Yes ?
Memory minimum ? 11 MB
Multiple projects ? Yes
Release Date ? May 1995
RESTful ? No
Value size max. ? 10 EB
API ? Good
Graph support ? No
Key length max ? 3 072
Implementation flexibility (0% global votes) (21% global votes)
Backup functionality ? Good
Cloud-enabled ? Yes
Multivariate Testing ? No
Pipeline Aggregation ? Yes
Flexible Table(Schema) ? No
Geo-distributed ? No
Concurrency ? Yes
24/7 support ? Yes
3D Support ? Yes
Monitoring UI ? Yes
Online backup (no locking) ? Yes
Abstracts complexity of UI Components ? Yes
Point In Time Recovery ? Yes
Does remove features when broken? ? Yes
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