Migrate MySQL... or not...

Terrence Enger tenger-ew0EfhANLmVEfu+5ix1nRw at public.gmane.org
Tue Sep 1 12:39:57 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-08-31 at 20:55 -0400, tug wrote:
> Zbigniew Koziol wrote:
> >
> > Working with MySQL is like doing administrative job. Nothing wrong 
> > with that. But it is mostly not exciting at all.
> >
> > Working with Postgres is a creative adventure, never ending. Thats it. 
> > Nothing else can count for me more than just that.
> >
> > zb.
> >
> I guess I live in a different world... To me a database is something 
> that, alas, needs to be administered, I'm certainly not looking for 
> "adventure" with databases. My ideal database would be admin and 
> adventure free.... ;-)

For simplicity of administration, it is hard to beat a database
management system built into the operating system:
<http://www.iseries.ibm.com/db2>.  Indeed, few installations of
IBM DB2 for i recognize "DBA" as a job title.

Having a database system always available changes the way you
work.  Passing a table from one program to another is not quite
as easy as a pipe operator in a bash command, but it is close.

rent-a-geek and database bithead

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