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Re: Forrester: Ingres and MySQL Lead Open Source Databases

From: Florian Weimer <fweimer(at)bfk(dot)de>
To: Greg Stark <gsstark(at)mit(dot)edu>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>, "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, decibel(at)decibel(dot)org, Rob Napier <rob(at)doitonce(dot)net(dot)au>, PostgreSQL Advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Forrester: Ingres and MySQL Lead Open Source Databases
Date: 2009-08-26 13:50:26
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* Greg Stark:

> On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 8:21 PM, Josh Berkus<josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> wrote:
>>
>> So in the case of analysts, it's a case of "can we influence this
>> analyst to produce a favorable report?  How much will it cost, and how
>> many people will it reach?"  Not an argument of "are analysts good or bad."
>
> Well, how much would it cost? Can you outbid Oracle, Microsoft, and IBM?

I think the general approach is to commission a few
independent/objective reports and then publish the most favorable
ones.  I don't think the reporting itself is strongly biased, it's
publication of the result.

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