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Re: strange postgresql x mysql comparison in forrester analyse

From: "Leif B(dot) Kristensen" <leif(at)solumslekt(dot)org>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: strange postgresql x mysql comparison in forrester analyse
Date: 2009-10-16 22:18:00
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On Friday 16. October 2009, Greg Smith wrote:
>On Wed, 14 Oct 2009, Thom Brown wrote:
>> This made me laugh too: "PostgreSQL: An offering that lags in
>> enterprise database features and functionality...
>I hate to break it to you, but by the criteria listed for what's an
>"enterprise" database:
>"support for application development, high availability, disaster
>recovery, security, high performance, a wide range of data types, and
>backup and recovery."
>And later:
>"support for high availability, security, performance, manageability,
> and integration with applications."
>PostgreSQL *is* weak.

Greg, thank you for what I think is a very accurate analysis on what's 
the trouble with PostgreSQL from a PHB point of view. I myself am a 
all-out geek, and I'm extremely satisfied with Pg just the way it is. 
But I totally see your points.

So, I think that the main question now, in order to take 
PostgreSQL «mainstream», is to add the features the PHBs want. That is, 
_if_ it is regarded, by the community, as a valid goal for PostgreSQL 
to gain PHB cred.

What can be done to get Pg this kind of cred? Can developers be 
attracted who have a hunch about how to make PostgreSQL a little more 
streamlined from that angle? Or should the community as a whole, 
perhaps, aim for  more general «end user friendliness»?

Or, are we satisfied with keeping Pg as a fringe product, made by and 
for geeks?
Leif Biberg Kristensen | Registered Linux User #338009
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