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From: terry(at)greatgulfhomes(dot)com
To: "Postgres (E-mail)" <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: FW: [GENERAL] read this and puke
Date: 2002-06-14 01:45:06
Message-ID: 000001c21345$1d279640$2766f30a@development.greatgulfhomes.com (view raw or flat)
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In case anyone is interested...

Terry Fielder
Network Engineer
Great Gulf Homes / Ashton Woods Homes
terry(at)greatgulfhomes(dot)com

-----Original Message-----
From: Philip Hallstrom [mailto:philip(at)adhesivemedia(dot)com]
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2002 9:06 PM
To: terry(at)greatgulfhomes(dot)com
Subject: RE: [GENERAL] read this and puke


Cool!  You should probably send an email to the list and/or cc Bruce
Momjian (don't know his email though).

-p

On Thu, 13 Jun 2002 terry(at)greatgulfhomes(dot)com wrote:

> I use Postgres on a production mission critical app, and would be willing
to
> participate in some sort of study.
>
> Terry Fielder
> Network Engineer
> Great Gulf Homes / Ashton Woods Homes
> terry(at)greatgulfhomes(dot)com
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: pgsql-general-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org
> > [mailto:pgsql-general-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org]On Behalf Of
> > Philip Hallstrom
> > Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2002 3:43 PM
> > To: Bruce Momjian
> > Cc: tony; postgres list
> > Subject: Re: [GENERAL] read this and puke
> >
> >
> > > tony wrote:
> > > >
> > http://r.hotwired.com/r/wn_html_link/http://www.wired.com/news
> > /linux/0,1411,53006,00.html
> > > >
> > > > MySQL a dangerous competitor to Oracle...
> > > >
> >
> > While I think we all would agree that PostgreSQL is a better
> > database, I
> > liked the article.  As long as it's an open-source-db vs.
> > commercial-db I
> > don't think PostgreSQL can lose.  Sure, that article will get people
> > looking at MySQL and for some (probably most) people MySQL will do
> > everything they want... but for some it won't and they'll wonder if
> > there's something else out there and find PostgreSQL.  That's what
> > happened to me...
> >
> > I started with mssql, then *had* to use Oracle because of another apps
> > requirement, then used mySQL for some intranet stuff (didn't
> > want to pay
> > for another oracle license for starters).  I didn't start
> > using PostgreSQL
> > until I decided i really wanted views, triggers,
> > foreign-keys, etc..  I
> > still use both depending on the client (and where it's going to be
> > hosted).  I prefer PostgreSQL, but for some things it's overkill..
> >
> > > > Guys we need a marketing department!!! Or I'll just move
> > the application
> > > > running my nuclear power station to MySQL...
> >
> > You might also ask if you'd switch your power plant to
> > PostgreSQL :)  I
> > don't think I would only because of some of Tom Lane's
> > comments regarding
> > PostgreSQL's appropriateness for mission critical 24/7 environments...
> > I'm also not saying that Oracle would be better either...  I prefer to
> > leave nuclear power plants to Homer Simpson :)
> >
> > > Anyway, you are right.  We need such highly visible sites to help
> > > continue our user growth.  It isn't required, but it
> > clearly helps.  We
> >
> > One thing that PHP (well Zend) does that I think is pretty
> > useful is to
> > have a nice case study section.  For example this link about the navy
> > using PHP.  I send that to a lot of people when they start
> > wavering about
> > using PHP...
> >
> > http://www.zend.com/zend/cs/csnavalready.php
> >
> >
> > Granted it means that we need to find people that are using
> > PostgreSQL and
> > find someone to write about it as well, but this sort of
> > thing is pretty
> > useful.  Heck the whole "Community" section on zend.com is
> > pretty nice.
> >
> > I'm up for helping with website stuff (development wise) ...
> > don't know
> > that I have much to offer article/case-study wise though...
> >
> > -philip
> >
> >
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