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Re: Oracle CEO on the limits of open-source databases.

From: Jason Hihn <jhihn(at)paytimepayroll(dot)com>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Oracle CEO on the limits of open-source databases.
Date: 2003-01-30 17:19:51
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The first phase is denial. Then anger. Then acceptance. ;-)

Denial also keeps shareholders happy and stock prices high. If he were to
say 'Well, there is at lease one viable OS DMBS out there' then he'd be in
big trouble. Also it would legitimize Postgre.



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[mailto:pgsql-advocacy-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org]On Behalf Of Greg Sabino
Mullane
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Subject: [pgsql-advocacy] Oracle CEO on the limits of open-source
databases.



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Interesting interview with the CEO of Oracle, especially the first
section where he dismisses open-source databases outright:

http://www.linux-mag.com/cgi-bin/printer.pl?issue=2002-11&article=ellison

Most interesting quote about open-source databases:

> It's not just scale. There's no security. [There's no] scalability,
> security, or reliability. If you give up any of those, you can't
> do this. Another reason you'd be out of your mind to use them is
> because you'd have to buy twice as much hardware. We run, I don't
> know, ten times, a hundred times faster than they do on the same hardware.


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