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Thread: MySQL vs MS SQL Server
Mar 1, 2002, 15:29 #1
MySQL vs MS SQL Server
Based on Kevin Yank's tutorial I've begun using MySQL and PHP to redevelop my own personal websites, and having found VBScript ASP more difficult and less powerful at work over a similar time period, I'm completely sold on the PHP/MySQL route.
We're kitted out almost completely with MS products at work, but I recently mentioned MySQL and it's now being considered as an alternative to MS SQL Server, based on cost.
- Does anyone have any comparative experience of both products?
- Does anyone know of any comparative reviews already out there?
- Is the Windows version of MySQL as reliable/powerful as the Linux one (on either NT4 or 2000)?
- How good is the ODBC support? We're committed to classic ASP at the moment, so wouldn't have the advantages of the PHP integration.
- I read that transaction support was missing from MySQL, but was on the to-do list - is this finished, imminent, or a long way off? Are there any other important omissions?
I hope I don't sound too negative about MySQL! IMO it would be brilliant if this worked out, but equally I don't want us to rush into a decision we might regret.
(Sorry if this is a little off-topic, but the dedicated MySQL forum seems to have disappeared and I thought I'd find the experts in here instead...)