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PostgreSQL 9.0: Includes the new MySQL Emulation Layer

PostgreSQL 9.0.0, released today, contains the MySQL Emulation Layer.

To enable this feature, set the mysql_compatible option GUC to on.

Good article about comparisation of PostgreSQL and MySQL has a fair comparisation about the two databases engines, not looking at the speed but at more important points like features, ACID, transactions or commercial and 24/7/365 support. In other words, all the things you want, if you decide to use a database in a production environment.

Wie gut repariert man eine Datenbank in MySQL

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Rasmus Lerdorf is praising PHP ...

Rasmus Lerdorf, the creator of PHP, tells us (here), that the web is broken and “we” had damaged it. But there would be PHP, which can fix all the issues. Ok, let’s see what Rasmus has to tell us.