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Re: PostgreSQL contra Oracle

From: "Dr(dot) Stéphane Schildknecht" <sas(at)atosc(dot)org>
To: Kaare Rasmussen <kar(at)webline(dot)dk>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL contra Oracle
Date: 2005-10-31 15:40:53
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Kaare Rasmussen wrote:
> While we're talking Oracle... :-)
> I attended an Oracle sales talk last week. Well, it was labeled 
> "Technical information", but that's another story.
> I'd like to ask if PostgreSQL has some of the features being promoted.
> Log miner. A tool that walks the Undo logs an returns statements to 
> update with old data. Could be useful for recovering specific table 
> data, Data Mining etc.
> In the PostgreSQL world, it couldn't be dificult to do the same with 
> WAL, or?
> Locator. As I recall, it is a GIS app, written into Oracle. Someone may 
> know more?
> Feature index. Interesting feature from Virage. It indexes LOBs, say a 
> picture or an videostream. Makes it possible to find closest match.
> Fine Grain Audit. Some rules based autit mechanism where you can log 
> e.g. all access to specific data.
> Information Life Cycle Management. A built-in way to degrade data 
> importance. Maybe you want to move old rows onto cheaper disks, compress 
> them or so.
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Hi all,

Going a little further, does anyone know where I could find some study 
dealing with differences between Oracle and PG ?

Thanks by advance


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