Support. MySQL has a much vaster community to lend support than does PostgreSQL. But whats more important, a huge number of people to turn to for answers or a concise list of responsive and knowledgeable community members? While some have charged the PostgreSQL community as being unfriendly, most PostgreSQL users point to fast, expert help thats gotten them out of a pinch on more than one occasion. "I keep in touch with the discussions taking place at the mailing list pgsql-general to know the issues faced by the others and how others are helping them," Siva Kumar told me. "I remember one instance when a production-critical issue was sorted out by the community in a matter of hours."Next page: A few words on stability, ease of use, existing skills and licensing.
And after all, when push comes to shove, thats what matters: that there are community members, be they one or 1,000, who have the answers and the time to help you out.