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Re^3: Perl/PostgreSQL niche
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But from what I have read, it aims and misses
You haven't read the entire story, I'm afraid.
MySQL programs are required to lock the entire table to perform updates.
That is not correct. Since version 3.23, MySQL has had the capability
of locking at record level, using InnoDB tables.
I am administering an application where a MySQL database
handles several thousand of concurrent updates, using transactions and
referential integrity, without effort,
providing a high level of efficiency.