Ten MySQL Best Practices
Subject:   The first one is to use a real DBMS.
Date:   2002-07-19 03:52:30
From:   leandrod
All the tips are very fine, but then why not go the extra mile and upgrade to a real DBMS, such as PostgreSQL, SAPdb or InterBase/Firebird?

It's the way of programmers to create something very simple and then add layer after layer of complexity, after what the end result gets worse and more complicated than the full solution they should have gone for in the first place.