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Re: Ammunition / store.pgsql.com

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Gavin Sherry <swm(at)linuxworld(dot)com(dot)au>
Cc: acc(at)anthonychavez(dot)org, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Ammunition / store.pgsql.com
Date: 2003-08-14 00:53:56
Message-ID: 200308140053.h7E0ru324288@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Yes, Zak is a nice guy.

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Gavin Sherry wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 acc(at)anthonychavez(dot)org wrote:
> 
> > I'm writing to you today for two reasons.  First of all, it has been
> > brought to my attention that the "Community Advocate for MySQL" will be
> > making an appearance (see below) at the local Linux User's Group.
> > Though I don't want to come across as a troll, I would like to take the
> > opportunity to do some advocacy of my own.  I'd like to have a firm
> > grasp on the differences between PostgreSQL and MySQL and what, exactly,
> > makes PostgreSQL outshine.
> 
> I know Zak and have been to several conferences with him -- as have Bruce,
> Tom, Joe Conway, etc. He is very experienced and knows what he is
> talking about. As such, the only way to score points is: a) Look at the
> open source model of Postgres vs. MySQL. MySQL is in house, Postgres is
> community. b) Go and install MySQL yourself and see what it lacks: SQL99
> compliance, stability, high concurrency, fanatic concern about data
> integrity, a large number of polished features that you find in
> Postgres, etc. These are important. c) Give a follow up talk at your next
> meet on PostgreSQL (this is the most important): MySQL has now created a
> market of interested users -- the best thing you can do is give an
> informed talk about the alternatives.
> 
> Gavin
> 
> 
> 
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