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Tuesday, September 07, 2004

MySQL Considered Harmful

If you are serious about database, keep your hand out of MySQL - the World's worst RDBMS.

Despite of its high popularity, it is a database software that doesn't even meet the basic requirement of RDBMS - Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, and Durability (ACID). It lacks of many things that you expected in a real (O)RDBMS package:
  • Referential constraints, unless using InnoDB.
  • Views.
  • Transactions, unless using InnoDB.
  • Unicode support.
  • Stored procedures and triggers.
See more about this in Why not to use MySQL. P.S. If you are looking for a real open-source RDBMS, try PostgreSQL or Firebird.


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