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Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?

From: "Leif B(dot) Kristensen" <leif(at)solumslekt(dot)org>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?
Date: 2007-11-05 16:46:05
Message-ID: 200711051746.05994.leif@solumslekt.org (view raw or flat)
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On Monday 5. November 2007, Robert Bernier wrote:

>Just a question; but does everybody think that a postgres killer app
> has to be a front-end client?

I have successfully developed a personal genealogy database with 
Postgres in combination with PHP. In its current form, it's hardly more 
than a prototype, and it would take an awful lot of work to make it 
into a seamless interface for a non-technical user. But I really love 
it.

In general, I think the world is rapidly heading towards online storage 
solutions for this kind of database stuff, and it may well be the Next 
Big Thing[TM] in database applications. The mainstream genealogy 
programs still use a Nineties model, where the data is stored on the 
user's HDD, typically in a dinky flat-file system. I think that is 
scary. The world needs quality storage systems for this kind of data, 
and Postgres absolutely has a niche to fill here.

You can read some of my thoughts on the topic in this article:

http://solumslekt.org/forays/exodus.php
-- 
Leif Biberg Kristensen | Registered Linux User #338009
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