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Re: [pgsql-advocacy] [PERFORM] Postgres VS Oracle

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: "Jonah H(dot) Harris" <jonah(dot)harris(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Andreas Kostyrka <andreas(at)kostyrka(dot)org>, David Tokmatchi <david(dot)tokmatchi(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] [PERFORM] Postgres VS Oracle
Date: 2007-06-18 17:17:37
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Jonah H. Harris wrote:
> On 6/18/07, Andreas Kostyrka <andreas(at)kostyrka(dot)org> wrote:
>> As a cynic, I might ask, what Oracle is fearing?
> 
> As a realist, I might ask, how many times do we have to answer this
> type of anti-commercial-database flamewar-starting question?

Depends? How many times are you going to antagonize the people that ask?

1. It has *nothing* to do with anti-commercial. It is anti-proprietary 
which is perfectly legitimate.

2. Oracle, Microsoft, and IBM have a "lot" to fear in the sense of a 
database like PostgreSQL. We can compete in 90-95% of cases where people 
would traditionally purchase a proprietary system for many, many 
thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of dollars.

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake

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