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OpenX : mySql VS PostgreSQL

I have been using OpenX's AdServer with mySql as a backend, and since OpenX allows one to choose between mysql and postgres, I was wondering if anyone ever used Postgres and wished to talk about their experience with it here.

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"Probably the biggest advantage to MySQL is marketshare.

By that, I mean any program you download which requires a backend database will likely have MySQL support built in. You run the setup script, and you're golden. With Postgres, it may or may not have support. Many applications likely will be able to run on Postgres with very little modification, but then you have to decide whether it's worth the time.

Personally, I'm leaning towards trying more and more Postgres when I get the chance, but I won't spend days and days trying to make something work. If it doesn't work quickly, I'll just throw it on MySQL. Of course my applications are small and mainly for personal use. In a business situation, it might be worth the extra time."