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From: "R(dot)Sowmiya" <r(dot)sowmiya(at)tatainfotech(dot)com>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: Francisco Reyes <lists(at)natserv(dot)com>, Pgsql Novice <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: How do i unsubscribe from this
Date: 2001-10-18 04:30:46
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Josh Berkus wrote:

> Mr. Reyes,
>
> > Actually I am not trying to get the latest release (which is what I
> > saw,
> > not version). Basically I follow PostgreSQL through the FreeBSD
> > ports.
> > When the port maintainer updates it I then go to the postgreSQL site
> > and
> > try to find what is new.
>
> Well, try joining pgsql-announce.  It's a fairly easy way to keep up to
> date.
>
> > I am a firm believer in distribution of task. My current project with
> > PostgreSQL is trying to convince my boss to use it. With the kind of
> > money
> > we pay for Hardware to run Oracle + License we could have hired
> > someone
> > full time to work on enhancing PostgreSQL.
>
> Good luck.  Great Bridge used to have this terrific presentation about
> who is using Postgres for this kind of presentation.  The only one I
> remember from this was the Federal Aviation Administration Weather
> Service.  But there were more ... unfortunately, two I can't talk about
> due to NDA's.  Dammit!  One company has an online scheduling program
> with 50,000 users on Postgres, and the other is running a case inquiry
> system for 100 attornies.
>
> Also point out to your boss that both Oracle and Informix are based on
> older versions of Postgres.
>
> > Yes. In TV one can easily convince one's boss to go with the right
> > tool
> > and not have people to go with Oracle "because it has large market
> > share
> > and they will be around".
>
> You could also point out to your boss that PostgreSQL has been around
> and under development for 20 years, making it more durable than Oracle.
> Further, you can point out that Oracle is tied to one company, whereas
> with PostgreSQL you can hire whomever you want to service it.
>
> However, if your boss is a trade magazine addict, he may not be
> interested in arguments. I'm reminded of the caption to a Dilbert
> cartoon:
>
> Boss: "Dilbert, we need a SQL server database."
> Dilbert thinks: "Hmmm, does he know what he's talking about, or did he
> see this in a trade magazine?"
> Dilbert asks: "What color should that SQL server be, boss?"
> Boss: "Blue."
> Dilbert: "I'll get right on it."
>
> Frankly, I live for the day a client tells me they want Oracle, I
> install Postgres and pocket the Oracle license fee.  Not today, though.
>
> -Josh
>
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