Oracle Isn't a Linux Company (Motley Fool)
Posted Oct 20, 2006 17:49 UTC (Fri) by RareCactus
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Traditionally, MySQL's philosophy has been to play fast and loose with database guarantees. Atomicity? Concurrency? Rollbacks? Who needs those? They also don't enforce the types of fields, so that (for example) you can insert the word "BEEF" into a numerical field.
More than any other reason, this kind of sloppiness is why most database admins have contempt for MySQL. Postgresql, on the other hand, implemented things correctly, and (so I hear) most of the work is now on optimization.
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