in reply to Re^3: Returning to Perl, seeking advice on modern DB and format tools
in thread Returning to Perl, seeking advice on modern DB and format tools
I'm not sufficiently interested in such lists to look up all details, but I did look up that "running as root", and it does seem possible (maybe even usual/normal, who knows) to run MariaDB as root. Postgres will simply refuse, period. That's a Pg-plus, I would say.
I don't see that that list claims that postgresql is not opensource. Which is good, because if anything, it's more open (the "PostgreSQL Licence" is practically the same as FreeBSD/MIT licenses). That's a Pg-plus, I would say.
Referential Integrity is a painful subject in mysql-land. Maybe it has improved. I'm sceptical.
But it is all really beside the point. The point is that a relatively new system (derived from a somewhat inferior system) is not going to catch up with postgres with its long-term focus on stability, reliability, and standard compliance (to name a few) any time soon, IMHO.