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Postgres is also an option than MySQL

Last month I got a chance to optimize some queries of a postgre sql database in my current organization. I was totally new to this database. SQL Server, mySQL, MongoDB, and now, postgres. I  never say a 'no' if some work related to database comes to me, and especially, if the database belongs to the RDBMS family, then, I can never say a 'no', as I am always keen to learn new and new trends.

My thought for postgres was wrong earlier. I used to think that it is less popular than mySQL, but, I was wrong. When I started working on it, I found it much better mySQL in some scenarios, like - query optimization(using execution plan and statistics).

Technically, Postgres is "better SQL" as it is more standardized. With better query planning, so that you can follow the relational model more closely if it suits you. Socially, MySQL has been very popular for a long time and many people are familiar with it. Postgres is neither owned by a major conglomerate with a questi…