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Re: [pgsql-advocacy] [PERFORM] Postgres VS Oracle

From: Carol Walter <walterc(at)indiana(dot)edu>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: "Jonah H(dot) Harris" <jonah(dot)harris(at)gmail(dot)com>, Andreas Kostyrka <andreas(at)kostyrka(dot)org>, David Tokmatchi <david(dot)tokmatchi(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] [PERFORM] Postgres VS Oracle
Date: 2007-06-19 12:39:41
Message-ID: 115F286D-0396-44DB-8E3B-8801B0924D66@indiana.edu (view raw or flat)
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I don't want to add gas to the flamewar, but I gotta ask.  What is in  
the the 90 to 95% referred to in this email.

Carol
On Jun 18, 2007, at 1:17 PM, Joshua D. Drake wrote:

> Jonah H. Harris wrote:
>> On 6/18/07, Andreas Kostyrka <andreas(at)kostyrka(dot)org> wrote:
>>> As a cynic, I might ask, what Oracle is fearing?
>> As a realist, I might ask, how many times do we have to answer this
>> type of anti-commercial-database flamewar-starting question?
>
> Depends? How many times are you going to antagonize the people that  
> ask?
>
> 1. It has *nothing* to do with anti-commercial. It is anti- 
> proprietary which is perfectly legitimate.
>
> 2. Oracle, Microsoft, and IBM have a "lot" to fear in the sense of  
> a database like PostgreSQL. We can compete in 90-95% of cases where  
> people would traditionally purchase a proprietary system for many,  
> many thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of dollars.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Joshua D. Drake
>
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