Best database to use with Python

Boudewijn Rempt boud at
Thu Apr 27 20:14:29 CEST 2000

Johannes Stezenbach <yawyi at> wrote:

> The one fundamential difference between MySQL and PostgreSQL (apart
> from the license) is that PostgreSQL has a focus on preserving
> data integrity and dealing with concurrency issues (using transactions,
> triggers, etc.) while MySQL omits these features in favor of raw speed.
> The MySQL folks claim to be 10 times faster for UPDATEs.

Last time I looked (five minutes ago, that is), there still wasn't
a DB-API II compliant Python interface to PostgreSQL, which means
that you've got to muck about with ODBC if you want to keep
your code reasonably database-independent.


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