MySQL vs. PostgreSQL vs. IBM DB2

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What is MySQL?

The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.

What is PostgreSQL?

PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system that supports an extended subset of the SQL standard, including transactions, foreign keys, subqueries, triggers, user-defined types and functions.

What is IBM DB2?

DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows is optimized to deliver industry-leading performance across multiple workloads, while lowering administration, storage, development, and server costs.
Why do developers choose MySQL?
Why do you like MySQL?

Why do developers choose PostgreSQL?
Why do you like PostgreSQL?

Why do developers choose IBM DB2?
Why do you like IBM DB2?

What are the cons of using MySQL?
Downsides of MySQL?

What are the cons of using PostgreSQL?
No Cons submitted yet for PostgreSQL
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What are the cons of using IBM DB2?
No Cons submitted yet for IBM DB2
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What companies use MySQL?
3737 companies on StackShare use MySQL
What companies use PostgreSQL?
3275 companies on StackShare use PostgreSQL
What companies use IBM DB2?
14 companies on StackShare use IBM DB2
What tools integrate with MySQL?
81 tools on StackShare integrate with MySQL
What tools integrate with PostgreSQL?
93 tools on StackShare integrate with PostgreSQL
What tools integrate with IBM DB2?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with IBM DB2

What are some alternatives to MySQL, PostgreSQL, and IBM DB2?

  • MongoDB - The database for giant ideas
  • MariaDB - An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL
  • Microsoft SQL Server - A relational database management system developed by Microsoft
  • SQLite - A software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine

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