PostgreSQL vs MySQL

 

Below is a comparative study of PostgreSQL and MySQL.

 

PostgreSQL MySQL
More densely featured database system. Known for its fast speed and ease of use.
Unified database server having a single storage engine. Multi-layer structure having a set of storage engines.
Provides reliability, data integrity, and developers-friendly features. Generally used with PHP to deal web pages and optimize simple queries.
Developed with a focus on features and standards. Developed with a focus on speed.
Secure, independent, and feature rich open source database. Secure, independent, but less featured database.
Follows the SQL standards. Follows the SQL standards.
More reliable on large and complex operations. Generally used on simple operations.
Supports a lot of advanced data types. Supports various data types.
 Provides all performance optimization that are supported in Oracle and SQL Server.  Provides performance optimization.
Less popular in terms of DB ranking. More popular in terms of DB ranking.
Supports “advanced” SQL stuff. Supports “advanced” SQL stuff.
Getting community support and search answers is a bit difficult. Getting community support and search answers is easier.
Replication is not so well implemented. Replication is well implemented.
Utilised by the companies like Amazon, Redshift and Instagram. Utilised by the companies like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

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