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some tests from has again tested the performance of PostgreSQL 8.2-dev and MySQL 4.1.20 and MySQL 5.0.20a. Results are nice and shown here.

Best thing: the collapse for requests per seconds if MySQL has a concurrency greater than 7. Oh, and by the way, they don’t state the table type for MySQL so we don’t know, if it is the fast and forgetfully MyIsam or the better but slower InnoDB type.

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.