Albert Chen wrote:
> I tell my advisor to try PostgreSQL, but he said:
> "Why PostgreSQL is better than other commercial softwares?
> If you could give me ten reasons, and I will give it a try."
I'll give you one reason:
Equal access to the source code.
This allows you to better learn from it
and also allows you to help debug it. I've
been a professional Oracle programmer
for almost 6 years now. I'm moving to
PostgreSQL.... When I have a problem
with this database, I can pull out the
code and fix it, extend it, etc.
When I have a problem with Oracle,
I have to pay thousands in "support"
charges (you can't afford to go production
without being on a silver or gold support
plan...) for me to help them solve their
problem .. without the benifit of the
source code. *sigh* Then when we are done,
they implement the suggestions I gave them
and sell the improvements back to me!!
No more. I've had it.
You don't need 10 reasons. Independence
is the only reason any reasonable person
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