Re: Open Source Quality

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Mon May 10 2004 - 10:52:33 CDT

> Also Sprach james_in_denver:
>> For transactional security, and that seems to be a very high priority
>> for this project, then Postgres would be the better choice. MySQL does
>> not have any transaction mechanisms.
On May 10, 2004, at 11:02 AM, Jeff Almeida wrote:
> This (about MySQL) is old information -- how long ago did you last work
> with it? MySQL (currently in the 4.1.x line) has supported
> transaction-capable table types and an ability to turn off auto-commit
> since early in the 3.23.x releases.

I was under the impression that PostgreSQL gives you complete ACID[*]
guarantees, while MySQL still has more limited transactional support.
Am I wrong in this?

To Arthur and others: Both Free Software projects have long histories
of supporting robust, widely-used databases. It's only a small
exaggeration to say that MySQL is what "runs the web." PostgreSQL, in
its current incarnation, is a Free Software release of a formerly
closed, but widely used, RDBMS (formerly called Postrgres).

[*] Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, and Durability; see, e.g.,
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