The MySQL Devil
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- We needed a database mostly to store accounting records - so we did
not need any special features - only that it will be light-weight
- Since MySQL has these two features - we went for it. It was also
easier to set up then Postgres and came by default with our Linux
- The database layer was limited to a small part of the software
(the accounting process) - so replacing the database would have been
rather easy, should the need arise.
- From the management GUI we accessed the database via ODBC - which meant
the code was database-neutral. Replacing the ODBC driver would suffice
to work with a different database.