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Re: PostgreSQL vs. Oracle vs. Microsoft

From: Steve Crawford <scrawford(at)pinpointresearch(dot)com>
To: Randolf Richardson <rr(at)8x(dot)ca>, pgsql-benchmarks(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL vs. Oracle vs. Microsoft
Date: 2005-01-14 01:04:45
Message-ID: 200501131704.45237.scrawford@pinpointresearch.com (view raw or flat)
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> > Oracle prohibits their licensees from publishing independent
> > benchmarks, and I think the same is true for SQL Server.  So you
> > won't find anything unbiased.
>
>     	I know for a fact that my client will see this as an admission
> of weakness on the part of those two vendors (I assume you mean
> "Microsoft SQL Server" when you use the generic term "SQL Server,"
> despite the fact that PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL, etc., are all SQL
> Servers as well).
>
>     	Do you happen to have links to their license agreements?  I'd
> like to see this for myself, because if it is then I'm going to cry
> a song similar to "bloody murder" for many of my friends and
> colleagues once verified.
>
>     	Thanks, by the way.  This will pretty much be the needed "nail
> in the coffin" as far as my client is concerned -- if those two
> organizations are that restrictive in their license agreements

Restrictive IN their license agreements? Hell, M$ and their buddies in 
the BSA don't even want you to SEE the license till after you have 
purchased the software! When Ed Foster, posing as a customer, tried 
to get a pre-purchase copy of a license agreement he failed. 
Microsoft's policy is that to see the license you must first purchase 
the product: http://www.gripe2ed.com/scoop/story/2005/1/11/1939/04481

See how your client feels about that.

Cheers,
Steve


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