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Re: Your database comparison article

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Your database comparison article
Date: 2003-03-24 18:25:00
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On Mon, 2003-03-24 at 13:02, Josh Berkus wrote:
> Merlin,
> 
> > I'm not sure I agree.  The article was full of blanket generalizations
> > (i.e. performance: advantage MySQL) with little or no factual basis
> > beyond the author's presumed knowledge.  
> 
> <grin>  "You'll get more ants with honey than with salt."   
> 
> Regardless what anyone thinks of the first article's quality, comparisons of 
> Postgres vs. MSSQL are *exactly* what we want to see in print.     And we 
> certainly won't get any cooperation from the writer by criticizing him.  
> 

Given that the article is fairly well laid out, and doesn't go into to
much technical detail, just reading it made me think of where postgresql
would fit in comparison of the three. When contacting journalists like
this, do you think it best to send in these thoughts already written
down, or just wait and see if the author responds back?

Robert Treat


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