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Re: Pervasive PostgreSQL Announcement

From: "Merlin Moncure" <merlin(dot)moncure(at)rcsonline(dot)com>
To: <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Pervasive PostgreSQL Announcement
Date: 2005-01-10 20:50:47
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Josh wrote:
> By now, you may have seen the news announcement around Pervasive
> a
> supported version of PostgreSQL.
> For those that don't know, Pervasive is an "old" database company,
> originally
> known as Btrieve.    Their main product, btrieve, is one of the most
> widely
> distributed embedded databases in the world.
> They *are* serious about contributing to the project.   If anyone has
> questions, you should refer them to me; I'm in contact with the
> people.

That's really interesting.  At our company, we just finished developing
an ISAM adapter for postgresql that does roughly the same thing.  It's
really good to see the Pervasive people embracing pg because that
justifies our decision to undertake the effort (which was an outstanding
success, btw).  

Had I known a year ago that they were going to do it, I might have
advised waiting to see what they came up with :)...overall, though, this
just proves that pg is simply the best database for this type of thing,
it has programmability features that make it great for this type of

Many people may not appreciate what a big deal it is to a vote of
confidence from a (looking at their press page) company like's huge.  There is simply a ton of ISAM stuff sitting out
there growing older, and this is an important step in pg garnering a
strong presence there.  Hats off to the individual(s) who engineered
this (I'm assuming Josh had a hand it it).



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