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Finally, a list of *big* companies using PostgreSQL for *serious* projects. Why use PostgreSQL? Here's why.

From: Justin Clift <justin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: PostgreSQL General Mailing List <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL Hackers Mailing List <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL Advocacy Mailing List <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Finally, a list of *big* companies using PostgreSQL for *serious* projects. Why use PostgreSQL? Here's why.
Date: 2002-08-16 04:16:12
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Hi everyone,

It's taken some real time and effort to get this list together, but many
good people and many good companies have decided to stand up and show
off that they use PostgreSQL for *serious* projects.  For some, it's
even Mission Critical.

To compliment this, PostgreSQL Inc. is now offering support contracts up
to and including 24/7 with worldwide coverage.

http://techdocs.postgresql.org/techdocs/supportcontracts.php

For an idea of how big these companies are, here are a few of the
biggest:

Affymetrix - A market leader in the creation of state-of-the-art tools
for the genetic research industry, uses PostgreSQL in their
Transcriptome Project to store data about large-scale RNA expression
experiments derived from high-density GeneChip® microarrays.

Afilias - A global provider of domain name registry services, currently
managing the first new generic extension launched on the Internet,
.INFO.  This Ireland-based company manages over 900,000 domain names and
over 10 million records in its PostgreSQL-backed database.

BASF - The worlds largest chemical company, uses PostgreSQL to store the
data for their U.S. Agribusiness E-Commerce website.

Cognitivity - The online e-Learning provider uses PostgreSQL as the
preferred database for their presentation and management software.

Journyx - The acknowledged world-wide leader in web based time and
expense tracking, with over 1 million end users.  They use PostgreSQL
for all their internal database operations across all unix versions
(Linux, BSD, AIX, Solaris, with MacOS X arriving shortly).

Royal - The modern Royal Typewriter company, their online e-Commerce
website stores everything using PostgreSQL.

The American Chemical Society - The largest professional organization of
Chemists in the world, with over 165,000 members, and a website that
receives more than 12 million visits every day.  Their Journal Archive
stores 125 years of full publications (2.5 million pages, more than 1
terabyte of data) using PostgreSQL.

Tsutaya - Japan's largest video rental chain, uses PostgreSQL for a
multi-gigabyte, billion-record-plus business information database.

I'm pretty sure everyone will appreciate the significance of these
companies showing their support.

:-)

Regards and best wishes,

Justin Clift

-- 
"My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those
who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the
first group; there was less competition there."
   - Indira Gandhi

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