Why do you torment me so?
March 2, 2012 11:09 AM Subscribe
Is there some killer feature of MySQL that explains its wide use relative to PostgreSQL?
posted by wierdo to computers & internet (17 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I've been getting back into web development lately, and find that a lot of software is still almost inextricably linked with MySQL. However, I also find that MySQL has an terrible query planner, making simple things like subselects ridiculously slow.
Is there a particular reason people write against MySQL, or is it just done because that's how it's always been?