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Re: Estimating market size

From: Darcy Buskermolen <darcyb(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: Robert Bernier <robert(dot)bernier5(at)sympatico(dot)ca>
Subject: Re: Estimating market size
Date: 2007-10-05 15:02:15
Message-ID: 200710050802.15817.darcyb@commandprompt.com (view raw or flat)
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On Friday 05 October 2007 04:50:54 Robert Bernier wrote:
> Andy,
>
> I don't have any numbers but significant elements of the provincial
> government of Quebec is extremely pro-opensource (including postgres). I
> would attribute this to the historical economic and social ties that exists
> with the government's in Europe's own francophone countries i.e. Belgium,
> France, Switzerland etc. which is of course more opensource friendly than
> the continental US.

Along this, I'll also note that the Province of British Columbia, also most 
probabbly has elements of it's GIS offerings on PostgreSQL (anecdotal based 
on the fact that Refractions does significant work for the government).



>
> On Friday 5 October 2007 05:39, Andy Astor wrote:
> > Everyone,
> >
> > I am actually working on an exercise to generate some numbers on the
> > Postgres market share and/or market size, both in the US and globally.
> >
> > If anyone has any information on this topic, whether anecdotal,
> > analyst-based, or from any other source, I would appreciate you sending
> > it to me. I will summarize my findings with the mailing list once they
> > are complete, in the next couple of weeks. Thanks in advance,
> >
> > Andy
> >
> > P.S. Tatsuo...interesting assessment. It¹s amazing that Postgres¹s
> > popularity in Japan is an estimated 5 times the number in the US!
> >
> > On 10/5/07 12:14 AM, "Tatsuo Ishii" <ishii(at)postgresql(dot)org> wrote:
> > > Just for a fun, I played with some market size estimation.
> > >
> > > It is said that in Japan on Linux platform, PostgreSQL/MySQL/Oracle
> > > has almost even shares (I would say 25% each). PostgreSQL's share in
> > > US is probably less than 5%(correct me if I'm wrong). Now population
> > > of Japan is 127M, while US's is 300M. So I could estimate number of
> > > users ratio in Japana and US as follows:
> > >
> > > Japan/US ratio = 127M*25% / 300M*5%
> > >                            = 2.12
> > >
> > > So may be I could say that number of PostgreSQL users in Japan is
> > > twice as many as that in US?
> > > --
> > > Tatsuo Ishii
> > > SRA OSS, Inc. Japan
> > >
> > >> > Apologies for the confusion, Josh and JD. I now understand the
> > >> > context
>
> for
>
> > >> > JD's statement. I was surprised that the overall US group was not
>
> viewed as
>
> > >> > the largest national community, but not important. I think we all
> > >>
> > >> understand
> > >>
> > >> > each others' perspectives.
> > >> >
> > >> > andy
> > >> >
> > >> > On 9/17/07 1:16 AM, "Josh Berkus" <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> wrote:
> > >>> > > Andy,
> > >>> > >
> > >>>> > >> 2. At some point way early on in this thread, Josh Berkus said
> > >>>> > >> the
> > >>>>
> > >>>> largest
> > >>>>
> > >>>> > >> community has already voted no.
> > >>> > >
> > >>> > > No, it was Drake, not me.  JD was pointing out that someone (I
> > >>> > > don't
> > >>>
> > >>> remember
> > >>>
> > >>> > > who) had spoken for the JPUG board against a name change.  Since
>
> JPUG is
>
> > our
> >
> > >>> > > single largest national community, this is a pretty significant
> > >>> > > "no"
> >
> > vote.
> >
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