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  • Why, why, why do people insist upon using this piece of crap database? The arguments I get into typically go like this:

    Them: "But MySQL is faster."
    Ovid: "Do you have benchmarks?"
    Them: "No, but MySQL is still faster than other databases."
    Ovid: "Have you benchmarked your app with other databases?"
    Them: "No, but others swear up and down that it's faster."
    Ovid: "So you feel that fast is more important that correct answers?"
    Them: "But I already know MySQL."
    Ovid: "That's a fair point. The Postg

    • by jplindstrom (594) on 2007.03.09 10:19 (#53621) Journal
      I don't know Postgres at all, but I can imagine it's not just db "features" and semantics that differ and need to be accounted for, but also the rest of the tool chain, e.g. clients, data loaders, backup procedures, etc. that you need to re-learn.

      All databases suck, but in different ways. MySQL, however, seems special.