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Re: PostgreSQL vs. Oracle vs. Microsoft

From: Michael Dean <mdean(at)sourceview(dot)com>
To: Randolf Richardson <rr(at)8x(dot)ca>
Cc: pgsql-benchmarks(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL vs. Oracle vs. Microsoft
Date: 2005-01-10 04:42:54
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Also keep in mind that CA released Ingre (forerunner to Postgre), IBM 
released the improved code from Informix, and Borland firebird.  So 
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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