MySQL is (Reportedly) Still Terrible

Many years ago, when I actually paid attention to such things, I rejected MySQL in favor of PostgreSQL because of the former’s terrible defaults (e.g. no ACID guarantees on the default storage engine at the time, MyISAM) and missing features (in 3.23, no subqueries, stored procedures, views, etc.).  The only time I regretted it was when dealing with other software that required MySQL and would not work with PostgreSQL.

Looks like not much has changed.

About Steven Engelhardt, CFA, AIF
Adjunct Professor of Software Engineering at DePaul University • Software Engineering, Data & Analytics in FinTech • Lives in Chicago, IL

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