Funniest Database Quote

November 28th, 2007 by Andrew

MySQL and PostgreSQL logosI found this on Slashdot today as a question posed to Brian Aker, who is the Director of Architecture for MySQL AB. Having extensively used both MySQL and PostgreSQL myself, I found this quite hilarious:

So, let me get this straight: you (mySQL) use a dolphin to fetch data while PostgreSQL uses an elephant to fetch data. Would that explain why PostgreSQL is better at fetching large datasets? Like, the elephant can haul more, but is slower while the dolphin is faster, but can’t carry as well? Have you thought about using a non-animal to fetch your data? Maybe a racecar? Those are fast and could probably haul as much as an elephant. Plus, then I wouldn’t need to have fish or peanuts in my server room.


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