SQL varieties

Luis luis at anachreon.co.uk
Thu Jan 22 05:50:58 EST 2009


I'd opt for PostgreSQL mainly due to the Licence for commercial use  
(unless that's changed).

For OS X PostgreSQL go here: http://www.postgresqlformac.com

OpenBase is another option, I believe it's still free for 10  
connections (you mentioned no heavy usage, I'm assuming connections  

Firebird is cool too.

You say it how you spell it (which in English is a good point for  



On 21 Jan 2009, at 23:02, Sarah Reichelt wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'm working on a system that will end up using a multi-user database
> served from a central system. While testing I am using SQLite which is
> great as I can test all my SQL commands without having to worry about
> the additional complication of server connections. When that all works
> I will transfer it to MySQL running under MAMP on my desktop and
> finally over to the server.
> I run a pure OS X shop so I was going to go with MySQL for the final
> database as it is a standard part of OS X server. However I have read
> posts on this list suggesting that PostgreSQL is a better solution. So
> here are a few questions for the exports:
> 1. Is PostgreSQL better & why?
> 2. Is it easy to install on OS X (client & server)
> 3. How do you say PostgreSQL :-)
> My system is going to be a relatively small database and not subject
> to heavy usage, if that makes any difference to the recommendations.
> TIA,
> Sarah
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