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Re: PostgreSQL vs. Oracle vs. Microsoft

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Michael Dean <mdean(at)sourceview(dot)com>
Cc: Randolf Richardson <rr(at)8x(dot)ca>, pgsql-benchmarks(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL vs. Oracle vs. Microsoft
Date: 2005-01-14 15:41:08
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Michael Dean wrote:
> Also keep in mind that CA released Ingre (forerunner to Postgre), IBM 
> released the improved code from Informix, and Borland firebird.  So 

What source code has IBM released?


> there are plenty of commercial grade RDBMS out there.
> Randolf Richardson wrote:
> >    	I'm looking for recent performance statistics on PostgreSQL vs. Oracle 
> >vs. Microsoft SQL Server.  Recently someone has been trying to convince my 
> >client to switch from SyBASE to Microsoft SQL Server (they originally wanted 
> >to go with Oracle but have since fallen in love with Microsoft).  All this 
> >time I've been recommending PostgreSQL for cost and stability (my own testing 
> >has shown it to be better at handling abnormal shutdowns and using fewer 
> >system resources) in addition to true cross-platform compatibility.
> >
> >    	If I can show my client some statistics that PostgreSQL outperforms 
> >these (I'm more concerned about it beating Oracle because I know that 
> >Microsoft's stuff is always slower, but I need the information anyway to 
> >protect my client from falling victim to a 'sales job'), then PostgreSQL will 
> >be the solution of choice as the client has always believed that they need a 
> >high-performance solution.
> >
> >    	I've already convinced them on the usual price, cross-platform 
> >compatibility, open source, long history, etc. points, and I've been assured 
> >that if the performance is the same or better than Oracle's and Microsoft's 
> >solutions that PostgreSQL is what they'll choose.
> >
> >    	Thanks in advance.
> >
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