September 19-21, 2023
Bilbao, Spain
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Wednesday, September 20 • 16:50 - 17:30
PostgreSQL Versus MySQL - Isn't a Database Just a Database - Pep Pla, Percona

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Two databases, alike in stature, both started by a man named Michael over two decades ago. And databases are all the same, so you can pick either, right? Wrong. MySQL and PostgreSQL are open-source databases that from a very high viewpoint seem to do the same thing. However, subtle and non-subtle differences can severely impact your project. There are features missing in one that is in the other (JSON_TABLE() and MERGER(), for example) that will change the way you handle your data. Administration for either choice needs special skills and backups can potentially cause you great angst. So how do you pick 'THE ONE' for your needs? Where are the pain points that you need to avoid? This session will guide you in your decision-making by fully explaining the differences so that you will have the database you truly desire.

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Pep Pla

Consultant, Percona
Pep has been working with databases all his life. Born in a small village by the Mediterranean, he currently lives in Barcelona. He loves tech, traveling, good food, music and, all things NASA. He hates talking about himself in the third person and has a particular sense of humor... Read More →

Wednesday September 20, 2023 16:50 - 17:30 CEST
Room 0E-2 (Floor 0)
  Open Source On-Ramp
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