I was googling for a postgresql image I could use when I found this page, a nice short summary on the differences between MySQL and PostgreSQL with an emphasis on development policy.
I should mention that I’m linking to it because I agree with the author and also because I’m biased towards PostgreSQL. I prefer postgres not because of fanboyism, but because of experience and years of using both databases.
I was actually lucky enough to be trained to use PostgreSQL as the first database I ever used, and everything after that has never been able to duplicate its feature set. Since my first tech job, I’ve worked with Access, MySQL, SQL Server 2000 and SQLite.
Anyway, I love postgres. If you’ve never given it a chance, and you are looking for more advanced features, check it out. It’s all that and a box of girl scout cookies. I tell you what.