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Re: Wanted: new project slogan

From: Nikolas Everett <nik9000(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Joshua Kramer <josh(at)globalherald(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Wanted: new project slogan
Date: 2010-02-03 18:53:15
Message-ID: d4e11e981002031053v47389664k7070b7795cfb2872@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 2:07 PM, Joshua Kramer <josh(at)globalherald(dot)net> wrote:

>
>  In this case it was all about momentum. We got that momentum because we
>>
> .....
>
>> You mention executive declaring a migration from PostgreSQL to MS-SQL.
>> epending on the project that could either cost a couple man weeks or a
>>
>
> Actually, this process usually does not manifest itself as an order to
> "Migrate from PG to MS".  Instead, it goes something like this.  Somebody in
> the company sees an opportunity to increase efficiency or save money by
> using some application that runs on only one or two database engines
> (usually some combination of My or Postgres).  This person does a
> cost/benefit analysis and presents the findings.  The suits say, "hey that's
> great, we'll approve it if you can get it running on MS-SQL or Oracle".  To
> be fair, there is value in only having one or two in-house database engines
> (usually MS-SQL and Oracle), but after you get so many of these cost-saving
> "could have done's" that value is eroded.
>
> Having said that... if I remember correctly, somewhere xTuple claimed
> having at least one Fortune 1000 company as a client.  xTuple (the ERP
> system) is based on PostgreSQL, so there is definitely some Postgres
> movement for mission-critical loads in Fortune land.
>

I am enlightened.

I assume you only mean Fortune 1000 vanilla PostgreSQL.  If you count
extensions then we've probably got more than ten and less than one hundred
of them.

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