Freeradius Mysql Performance

YvesDM ydmlog at
Sun Jan 29 12:21:47 CET 2012

On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 11:36 AM, Alan DeKok <aland at>wrote:

> YvesDM wrote:
> > Just wondering, do you see performance increase using postgres instead
> > of mysql?
>   Yes.
>  MySQL can be higher performance than older versions of PostGreSQL, if
> you don't do database writes.  Newer versions of Postgres have similar
> performance to MySQL, with the benefit of allowing writes.
>  i.e. the "MyISAM" driver is fast but unsafe.  The "InnoDB" is slower
> but safe.  Postgres has the best of both.
> > I would rather think the opposite, but must admit that I'm no db expert
> > and have not much experience with postgres.
>   The main reason to use MySQL is familiarity.  That, and MySQL cluster.
>  For most normal systems, Postgresql is a better choice.
>  Alan DeKok.

Ok Alan,

I will not immediatelly will change the whole thing (indeed familiarity and
we have no issues with our tuned mysql so far), but I will sure keep this
post in mind.
Thx for the clear up.

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