Re: [HACKERS] How can we expand PostgreSQL ecosystem?

From: "Tsunakawa, Takayuki" <tsunakawa(dot)takay(at)jp(dot)fujitsu(dot)com>
To: Torsten Zühlsdorff <mailinglists(at)toco-domains(dot)de>, Tatsuo Ishii <ishii(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: "pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] How can we expand PostgreSQL ecosystem?
Date: 2016-03-10 04:48:17
Message-ID: 0A3221C70F24FB45833433255569204D1F53026B@G01JPEXMBYT05
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> From: pgsql-advocacy-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org
> [mailto:pgsql-advocacy-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Torsten
> But it is possible to add PostgreSQL support to many OSS projects, even
> if the are written just for MySQL. I did some work in greater projects to
> add an layer which adds support for SQLite. Most differences can be resolved
> dynamically.
> Also as a maintainer of FreeBSD there is another point i often notice:
> the user/maintainer is unaware of support of PostgreSQL. I've added a
> (optional) flag for PostgreSQL support to many software, so the user is
> able to used it.

Great. I'm glad to know such an activity. I'm also inclined to add support for PostgreSQL to popular software which brings new users to PostgreSQL. In that process, I anticipate that psqlODBC and PgJDBC will need to implement currently unsupported standard APIs (and possibly, the server too). I want to contribute to that, too.

> Another stopper is lack of comparison. Users want to make sure that
> everything works still fine on PostgreSQL and want to see what cool features
> they will gain on top. Or which problems they could solve.
> There was a website which compares MS SQL VS PostgreSQL and this was a great
> help for me.

So you suggested that some kind of comparison information will be necessary to help/convince software vendors, don't you? I'll keep that in mind.

BTW, PGECons has been making documentation for migrating from other databases to PostgreSQL (the artifact is in Japanese only).

Some informative pages are there:

Comparison of relational database management systems

Comparison of different SQL implementations

Takayuki Tsunakawa

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