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Re: pl/php for windows

From: Bob McConnell <rmcconne(at)lightlink(dot)com>
To: "Rodrigo E(dot) De León Plicet" <rdeleonp(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-php(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pl/php for windows
Date: 2009-02-19 12:39:40
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Rodrigo E. De León Plicet wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 10:04 PM, Bob McConnell <rmcconne(at)lightlink(dot)com> wrote:
>> (...) we have a company policy forbidding stored procedures (...)
> Why would that be?
> Just curious...

There are a couple of reasons. First, even when written in SQL, stored 
procedures are not all that portable. In addition to Postgres, our 
systems use Oracle, Sybase ASA and Microsoft SQL Server. That's what 
happens when you buy and absorb other companies. Fortunately, the 
primary application I work with only supports Postgres. It is happily 
processing tens of thousands of transactions each day.

Second, some of those servers are very slow when running stored 
procedures and we don't have time to spend optimizing procedures for 
each server. It's even more difficult for the Oracle servers which we 
don't manage. We will only support that option when the client already 
has a site license and full time DBA.

Now, there are a few instances where a case has been made and accepted 
to use some specific stored procedures. But that choice is always made 
on a case by case basis, with significant evaluation backing up the 
decision. More requests have been turned down than accepted.

Bob McConnell

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