Tag: PostgreSQL

How MySQL and PostgreSQL handle concurrency under the hood


When choosing a relational database to use for a new project, MySQL and PostgreSQL are nearly the two most popular open-source database options that come to mind. Although there isn’t much difference for developers to tell when writing SQL or using ORM, there is a slight difference in performance potentially since MySQL and Postgres have their own implementations on records locking when dealing with concurrent operations. Today we will mock a simple scenario and run some SQL queries to demonstrate how MySQL and Postgres use lock mechanisms differently to handle concurrency under the hood.