I use MapInfo and have a lot of data in .tab format that I would like to put into a database in order to access it through a website. I would like to continue using MapInfo as my GIS programme and export to the web database with the minimum of fuss.
What would be a good type of database for this?
I was considering MySQL as I have used it a lot before and it has native spatial data types. However I have read that MapInfo can't connect directly to MySQL and that its spatial data support is a bit patchy.
Alot of discussion on the subject is several years old though, so can anyone confirm or deny this?
If not MySQL, what is a good choice? PostgreSQL/PostGIS?