What's the Difference?
A feature-rich open-source object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) with ACID compliance & multi-version concurrency control (MVCC) support.
What is PostgreSQL?
Why use PostgreSQL?
- Open-source and free
- Feature-rich and scalable
- Foreign keys support
- High Concurrency
What is MySQL?
A widely-used cloud-based RDBMS known for its speed, reliability, & scalability, offering a client-server architecture and compatibility with various operating systems.
Why use MySQL?
- Fast, reliable, and simple
- Multiple storage engines
- Wide usage in popular CMSs
- Strong community support
Comparison based on ACID Compliance
- MySQL only supports ACID when used with InnoDB and NDB engines.
- PostgreSQL is fully ACID-compliant.
- MySQL is well-suited for simple read-and-write operations.
- PostgreSQL is better for complex queries and data storage/analysis.
Comparison based on Suitability of Operations
Comparison based on Data Types
- MySQL only supports standard data types.
- PostgreSQL supports advanced data types in addition to standard ones.
Comparison based on Supportive
- MySQL lacks support for table inheritance and materialized views.
- PostgreSQL supports both features.
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