MySQL vs. PostgreSQL

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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.

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    2580 companies on StackShare use MySQL
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    2254 companies on StackShare use PostgreSQL

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with MySQL?
    74 tools on StackShare integrate with MySQL
    What tools integrate with PostgreSQL?
    88 tools on StackShare integrate with PostgreSQL

    What are some alternatives to MySQL and PostgreSQL?

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

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