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Re: Thoughs after discussions at OSCON

From: Ned Lilly <ned(at)nedscape(dot)com>
To: Chris Travers <chris(at)travelamericas(dot)com>
Cc: decibel(at)decibel(dot)org, elein <elein(at)varlena(dot)com>,Andrew Sullivan <ajs(at)crankycanuck(dot)ca>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Thoughs after discussions at OSCON
Date: 2005-08-14 23:51:39
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Chris Travers wrote:

> Personally I have never bought the "Put as much logic into your database
> as possible."  This can *easily* be taken way too far.  Review the
> discussions on pgsql-general about why sending email from the database
> backend is a bad idea.  Can you write a CRM application server in
> PLPGSQL?  Sure.  But I am not sure it is a good idea.....

We've got a very powerful ERP system that has most of its transactional business logic in pl/pgsql, so I'll respectfully disagree with you here ;-)  We think it makes a powerful showcase for what PostgreSQL can do with even commodity-level server hardware.

Cheers,
Ned

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