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PostgreSQL vs. MySQL

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