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Re: DRAFT: v7.3 Release Announcement

From: "Derek Barrett" <derekbarrett(at)graffiti(dot)net>
To: "Derek Barrett" <derekbarrett(at)graffiti(dot)net>,<andrew(at)libertyrms(dot)info>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: DRAFT: v7.3 Release Announcement
Date: 2002-10-28 22:30:50
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Here's the link for those interested.
I wonder if SAPDB goes the way of AOLServer --> a very solid
enterprise level piece of software but rarely used.

http://www.sapdb.org/


----- Original Message -----
From: "Derek Barrett" <derekbarrett(at)graffiti(dot)net>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 06:21:02 +0800
To: <andrew(at)libertyrms(dot)info>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] DRAFT: v7.3 Release Announcement


> I would have to agree with that, I would say that most
> of the tech community at large is ignorant of Postgres,
> and I didn't even find out about it myself, until I started
> investigating MySQL.
> 
> Oracle on the other hand is known by everybody.
> 
> One interesting thing that I want to add to this
> discussion, which I'm sure some of you have heard,
> and probably already mentioned, is that SAP released
> a free version of its database, called SAPDB.
> Now, when I think of "ultra enterprise level software"
> I think of SAP. Perhaps making one of those comparison
> charts and including SAPDB in there, we can piggyback
> on their name and use it to our advantage.
> 
> I also believe, (but cannot confirm) that Sybase
> offers an older version of their Adaptive Server
> for the Linux platform, for free.
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Andrew Sullivan <andrew(at)libertyrms(dot)info>
> Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 16:59:19 -0500
> To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] DRAFT: v7.3 Release Announcement
> 
> 
> > On Sun, Oct 27, 2002 at 02:14:10PM -0800, Josh Berkus wrote:
> > 
> > > By "general tech press" I mean, for example, News.com and the
> > > Washingtion Post Business/Tech page.   As opposed to "open source
> > > press", such as NewsForge and The Register, who would probably cover us
> > > even if we just forwarded them a mailing list message.
> > 
> > In that case, I think we can safely say that the general tech world
> > doesn't really know what PostgreSQL is.  Oracle's attempt to attack
> > PostgreSQL during the .org bids was either totally uninformed about
> > what PostgreSQL is; or, it was _not_ uninformed, but it was relying
> > on the general lack of knowledge.  One way or another, it was
> > obviously relying on the general impresison that free RDBMS == MySQL
> > (and that in a version without, e.g., InnoDB tables).  This is just
> > an observation, mind you; I barely even read the tech press, never
> > mind understand what is likely to attract attention from them.
> > 
> > A
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