MySQL vs PostgreSQL: 2019 Showdown

PostgreSQL and MySQL are types of database management systems (DBMS). This article explains the differences between the systems, reviews the recent trends, and attempts to answer the question of which database management system takes the lead in 2019. Hint: it might not be an either-or answer.

Primary Database Model – RDBMS vs ORDBMS

Databases store data in an organized manner that enables easy access and management. A database management system (DBMS) is a software for the development, monitoring, and management of database platforms.

MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS). The RDBMS is made up of a set of programs that enable a relational organization, in which a row-based table structure connects related data elements. An RDBMS provides features for the management of data security and integrity.

PostgreSQL is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). The ORDBMS  combines the relational model (RDBMS) with the object-oriented model (OOBDMS) in which data components can be organized as objects and classes. The hybrid functionality of the ORDBMS enables flexible organizational methods based on the needs of the organization.

License and Support – Open-Source vs Proprietary Code

MySQL is a dual-licensed software owned by Oracle Corporation. A free open-source community version of MySQL is available under the terms of …

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