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

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: PFC <lists(at)peufeu(dot)com>
Cc: "Jonah H(dot) Harris" <jonah(dot)harris(at)gmail(dot)com>, 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: [GENERAL] [pgsql-advocacy] [PERFORM] Postgres VS Oracle
Date: 2007-06-18 17:32:13
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PFC wrote:
> 
>> 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.
> 
>     Oracle also fears benchmarks made by people who don't know how to 
> tune Oracle properly...

Yes that is one argument that is made (and a valid one) but it is 
assuredly not the only one that can be made, that would be legitimate.

Joshua D. Drake


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