The Great Debate: PostgreSQL vs. MySQL – with Jim Mlodgenski, 23 Jan

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What: “The Great Debate: PostgreSQL vs. MySQL” with Jim Mlodgenski, Senior Database Architect, EnterpriseDB
When: Friday, 23 Jan, 6pm
Where: Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent, S.B. Road
Registration and Fees: This event is free for all to attend, thanks to Persistent Systems

For years, the common industry perception has been that MySQL is faster and easier to use than PostgreSQL. PostgreSQL is perceived as more powerful, more focused on data integrity, and stricter at complying with SQL specifications, but correspondingly slower and more complicated to use.

Like many perceptions formed in the past, these things aren’t as true with the current generation of releases as they used to be. DBAs, developers, and IT managers and decision-makers will benefit from this hour-long presentation about the pros and cons of using PostgreSQL or MySQL, which will include a discussion about the ongoing trend towards using open source in the enterprise.

About the Speaker – Jim Mlodgenski

Jim is one of EnterpriseDB’s first employees and joined the company in May, 2005. As Senior Database Architect he has been responsible for EnterpriseDB’s technical pre-sales, professional services, providing customized solutions and training.

Prior to joining EnterpriseDB, Jim was a partner and architect at Fusion Technologies, a technology services company founded by EnterpriseDB’s chief architect, Denis Lussier. For nearly a decade, Jim developed early designs and concepts for Fusion’s consulting projects and specialized in Oracle application development, Web development, and open source.

Jim received a BS degree in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Jim has spoken at many international open-source conferences and is the author of many white papers on RDBMS

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2 thoughts on “The Great Debate: PostgreSQL vs. MySQL – with Jim Mlodgenski, 23 Jan

  1. As very well said by Jim, PostgreSQL is really one of the best databases one can ever work with. Though the earlier perceptions about MySQL over PostgreSQL still makes the user go for MySQL, I think one should really spare the time for a better understanding of PostgreSQL. This would not only help the user with an efficient database but will be helpful in long terms.

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