Re: i feel like compelled !

From: Gianni <nasus(dot)maximos(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: i feel like compelled !
Date: 2015-05-13 23:05:58
Message-ID: 2179588.snWf0oY2iW@tux
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Oh well... then, THANKS GUYS!!!

I'm not the original poster, btw.

I felt a bit 'abandoned' a while back, since I started using
Interbase/Firebird since, like, ~2000. But since Firebird never really took
off, I felt I had to look for better solutions. I worked with Oracle for a
bit, and then MySQL. But I found Oracle to be expensive (obviously) and too
intrusive into my OS (Linux, many flavours, but mostly RedHat-based).

What I really liked about Firebird, and then Postgres made me feel right at
home, was standards-compliance with SQL and great feature set. I find myself
most-often-than-not guessing how something ought to work in Postgres, based on
past experiences, and finding that it works exactly (mostly) like it 'should'.
Plus, I found many new things that I loved and changed the way I think about
stuff, like using Python for SP, JSON fields and RegEx in WHERE. And a special
mention to the Async NOTIFY stuff which finally works like it 'should' in a DB
(Firebird had something like that, but with no payload).

Also, how postgres is easy to deploy really helps. For example, I use it with
a Qt App, which is compiled in MinGW. So I recompiled libpq with the same
compiler, thus avoiding extra DLLs.


On Thursday 14 May 2015 09:48:35 Gavin Flower wrote:
> On 14/05/15 09:35, essam Gndelee essam wrote:
> > hi
> > i don't want to make this post long. i just started to use PostgreSQL
> > and it is absolutely awesome . just want to say thank you very much
> You're allowed to say more!!! :-)
> What particular features do you like best, and why?
> What O/S, hardware, use cases (what are you using pg for), volumes of
> data, performance...
> What other Databases have you used?
> How much experience do you have?
> Cheers,
> Gavin

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