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

From: Achilleas Mantzios <achill(at)matrix(dot)gatewaynet(dot)com>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] [PERFORM] Postgres VS Oracle
Date: 2007-06-19 12:48:11
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Στις Τρίτη 19 Ιούνιος 2007 15:39, ο/η Carol Walter έγραψε:
> 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.

short answer: all cases, possibly except when running a Bank or something 
similar.

>
> 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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