On one hand you have a proper DB with all the func you could expect :
_ Transaction definition / Roll-back
_ etc ...
Postgres is really a heavy weight thing !
MySQL is almost as good & probably faster in READS (& slower on complex WRITES).
mySQL is a piece of shit, and does nothing but piss me off. The only db worse then mySQL is Oracle (because of non-compliant sql not performance).
Use postgresql, you will be happy.
This is crap :
> mySQL is a piece of shit,
give some arguments
any experiences with SAP DB compared to mySQL or postgeSQL ?
i use SAP DB mainly, because it was very easy to install and provides some nice utilities like its's Database Manager and it's SQL Studio Gui Tools.
I also found the detailed doc very helpfull.
when you go to the sap knowledge shop, they even send you a CD-ROM containing the the whole stuff for free.