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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Pros

Why do developers choose MySQL?
Why do you like MySQL?

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

Cons

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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Companies

What companies use MySQL?
3570 companies on StackShare use MySQL
What companies use PostgreSQL?
3065 companies on StackShare use PostgreSQL

Integrations

What tools integrate with MySQL?
77 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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