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Re: 8.0 Press Release: the PRODUCTIVE thread.

From: "Simon Riggs" <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,"Josh Berkus" <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: 8.0 Press Release: the PRODUCTIVE thread.
Date: 2004-08-18 21:18:19
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> Marc G. Fournier
> On Wed, 18 Aug 2004, Josh Berkus wrote:
> > 2) just a handful of high-end features left and then equal to DB2,
> > Oracle, etc. (this is probably too similar to last time).
> is DB2 == Oracle?  I do agree with focusing on the higher # of
> enterprise level features, but to equate us with any db (commercial or
> otherwise) could be dangerous, no?

Mark's caution seems wise from here: I understand where you're coming from
and agree... but others less well informed might well feel misled by a
direct comparison.

Perhaps it might be better to mention the types of solution that are now
becoming possible for PostgreSQL....(here's an example of this
thought...don't focus on the exact words).
"expanding from its secure base as the database of choice for complex web
applications, PostgreSQL has added features that now make it suitable for a
wider variety of roles within Enterprises, such as intranet, transaction
processing, data warehousing and regulatory audit databases as well as
Departmental solutions. We expect strong uptake both from direct users and
from ISVs releasing solutions that embed PostgreSQL within them."

IMHO PostgreSQL hasn't caught up with commercial solutions in relative
terms, but in absolute terms it clearly has the vast majority of features
required to make it suitable for a wide range of both day-to-day and
challenging database problems. Many will choose to wait, though  many people
approaching licence renegotiation time will be looking to take advantage of
lower cost solutions for the majority of their newer or replacement

Best Regards, Simon Riggs

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