MySQL vs. PostgreSQL vs. ToroDB

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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 ToroDB?

ToroDB is an open source, document-oriented, JSON database that runs on top of PostgreSQL, providing storage and I/O savings and ACID semantics. ToroDB is MongoDB-compatible, so you can use Mongo clients to connect to it.

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

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

Why do developers choose ToroDB?
Why do you like ToroDB?

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

What are the cons of using PostgreSQL?
No Cons submitted yet for PostgreSQL
Downsides of PostgreSQL?

What are the cons of using ToroDB?
No Cons submitted yet for ToroDB
Downsides of ToroDB?

How much does MySQL cost?
How much does PostgreSQL cost?
How much does ToroDB cost?
ToroDB Pricing
What companies use MySQL?
3730 companies on StackShare use MySQL
What companies use PostgreSQL?
3262 companies on StackShare use PostgreSQL
What companies use ToroDB?
0 companies on StackShare use ToroDB
What tools integrate with MySQL?
80 tools on StackShare integrate with MySQL
What tools integrate with PostgreSQL?
92 tools on StackShare integrate with PostgreSQL
What tools integrate with ToroDB?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with ToroDB

What are some alternatives to MySQL, PostgreSQL, and ToroDB?

  • 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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