Face-off

Face-off: MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQL Server

MySQL

 

Opinion: MySQL CEO says watch out for vendor lock-in strategies and describes MySQL's partner programs and hosting strategy.

 

Overview: Companies are slowly migrating to open source. Find out who is migrating now and why.
SQL Server

 

Opinion: SQL Server offers more robust features at a lower price point than competing DBMSs.

 

Overview: Pushing a company's hot button to invest in SQL Server 2005 may be challenging -- but there are many new enhancements you can dangle in front of them.
PostgreSQL

 

Opinion: PostgreSQL is ready to replace Microsoft's SQL Server in the enterprise. Should you be on the bandwagon?

 

Opinion: PostgreSQL matches up to other commercial DBMSs and is suitable for both large and small enterprises.
Running open source and proprietary systems

 

Best practices: Get help determining which customers you should and should not migrate from SQL Server to MySQL.

 

Best practices: Get help migrating to open source MySQL.

 

Best practices: PostgreSQL 8.0 to is the first version to include native Windows support. Get help running the systems together in this tip.

 

Best practices: Get DBMS feature and functionality comparisons to keep in mind when working with both SQL Server to MySQL.

 

Best practices: Learn how to share or convert data between open source MySQL and proprietary SQL Server.

This was first published in September 2006

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