Although, PostgreSQL and MySQL both are very popular relational database management systems (RDBMS) but there are radical differences between them.
|1)||PostgreSQL is more densely featured database system. It is described as an open source version of Oracle.||MySQL is known for its fast speed but it is less featured than PostgreSQL.|
|2)||PostgreSQL is popular among the developers who come from the Oracle or SQL Server background.||MySQL is popular among the developers because of its fast speed and ease of use.|
|3)||PostgreSQL is a unified database server having a single storage engine.||MySQL has a multi-layer structure having a set of storage engines.|
|4)||PostgreSQL is developed with a focus on features and standards.||MySQLl is developed with a focus on speed.|
|5)||PostgreSQL is generally used on large and complex operations. It is more reliable on them.||MySQLis generally used on simple operations.|
|6)||PostgreSQL provides reliability, data integrity, and developers-friendly features.||MySQL is generally used with PHP to deal web pages and optimize simple queries.|
PostgreSQL advantages over MySQL
Following are some points that make PostgreSQL more favorable than MySQL:
- PostgreSQL is very secure, independent, and feature rich open source database.
- PostgreSQL supports a lot of advance data types like multi-dimensional arrays, user-defined types, etc.
- PostgreSQL follows the SQL standards very well and also supports for “advanced” SQL stuff like window functions or common table expressions.
- It provides all performance optimization that are supported in Oracle and SQL Server.
- PostgreSQL is using by the companies like Amazon, Redshift, Instagram etc.
MySQL advantages over PostgreSQL
Following are some points that make MySQL more favorable than PostgreSQL:
- MySQL is more popular than PostgreSQL in terms of DB ranking.
- Getting community support and search answers is easier in MySQL than PostgreSQL.
- Replication is well implemented in MySQL rather than PostgreSQL.
- MySQL is using by the companies like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc.