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Re: AWS adds MySQL

From: Rushan <rushan(dot)chen(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Jeff Davis <pgsql(at)j-davis(dot)com>
Cc: Brian Ghidinelli <brian(at)pukkasoft(dot)com>, SF Postgres <sfpug(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: AWS adds MySQL
Date: 2009-10-28 20:43:35
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Another company making the move in that direction is Teradata:

http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/database_apps/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=220900417&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_ALL

not sure if Amazon will pick this one up as hosted service.

Rushan

On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 2:55 PM, Jeff Davis <pgsql(at)j-davis(dot)com> wrote:

> On Tue, 2009-10-27 at 13:40 -0700, Brian Ghidinelli wrote:
> > It would be great promotion for it to be natively
> > supported on Amazon.
>
> This is an issue for -advocacy, I think. Try running postgresql in
> various cloud environments, show off the cool stuff, and report the bad
> stuff. I'm sure you could make some interesting articles, and postgresql
> could get some good press.
>
> Running database systems in a cloud is fairly experimental. So,
> experimentation and results tend to get press attention.
>
> You make a good point that we want PostgreSQL to be a prominent player
> in any successful experiments. However, we don't want to pretend that
> any database system in the cloud is more stable and predictable than it
> actually is. Otherwise, we just end up with disappointed users.
>
> Regarding Amazon specifically: if customers demand it, they will provide
> it.
>
> Regards,
>         Jeff Davis
>
>

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