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Re: Prestige users

From: Paul Thomas <paul(at)tmsl(dot)demon(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: Bruce <bruce(at)centerstage(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Prestige users
Date: 2004-05-05 15:13:44
Message-ID: 20040505161344.A4640@bacon (view raw or flat)
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On 05/05/2004 00:39 Bruce wrote:
> We've got a raging debate going on now on whether we should move from a 
> Foxpro back end to either PostgreSQL or MySQL.
> 
> It's an accounting application and I feel that Postgres would be the 
> better choice. Some other people (like my boss) thinks that MySQL would 
> be better choice. His reasoning is that MySQL gets more publicity so it 
> must be better. He says that since the Sabre airline reservation system 
> and Yahoo run with MySQL, they are the best. Period.
> 
> I'm sure Postgres has a couple prestige organizations that use database. 
> If I could come up with some big names, I'm pretty sure we could make 
> everyone into believers. Unfortunately, the only thing close to a "name" 
> on the website is the company BSAF.

Show him

http://sql-info.de/mysql/gotchas.html

and ask him how much he values the company's accounting data. 
-- 
Paul Thomas
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