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Re: Democracy and organisation : let's make a

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Democracy and organisation : let's make a
Date: 2002-06-25 16:33:07
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Josh Berkus wrote:
> Also, I am concerned about the focus on MySQL as our "only competitor".
>  Frankly, I have never regarded MySQL as our primary competitor; that
> spot is reserved for Microsoft SQL Server.   Especially with the death
> of SQL Anywhere, Postgres and MS SQL are the two major databases in the
> transaction/vertical application space for the budget-minded business
> (although MS SQL is considerably less budget-minded than it was a year
> ago).   
> When we've crushed MS SQL, then it's time to take on Oracle and DB2.

I think Oracle is our main competitor.  We seem to get more people
porting from Oracle than any other database, and our feature set matches
there's most closely.

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