The two most popular open source relational databases at a high level are basically the same. PHP has historically been closely linked to MySQL. But PostgreSQL has some interesting features that may have caught your attention. Or maybe the short comings of Oracle's open source database have finally taken out your last nerve. This talk will cover the major differences and the pain points with each, care & feeding issues, and why or why not) you may want to consider converting.


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Dave Stokes (Speaker) at 11:44 on 16 May 2023

Slides are available at

Andrew Easton at 12:24 on 16 May 2023

great talk, shame it had to be so short

Good talk, Dave knows his stuff, good to hear honest, candid answers about database engines.

Ryan Howe at 19:59 on 16 May 2023

A great talk, it is difficult to present something that is very dependent on individual needs and use cases, it was even more difficult given the reduced time frame that the talk had to be delivered in.

Preston Brink at 20:00 on 16 May 2023

Good talk, I wish we had more time to go into the examples more. Looking forward to reviewing those in the slides.

This was a great talk, just wish it had been longer. Looking forward to reviewing the slides.

Oscar Merida at 14:11 on 17 May 2023

wish it had been the longer version as we didn't get to dive too deep into some technical details

Kyle Schatzle at 09:17 on 18 May 2023

Always have loved listening to Dave speak. Great talk and would love to listen to the same talk in a longer format.