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Re: [pgadmin-support] Motivations for PostgreSQL

From: "Aaron Bono" <postgresql(at)aranya(dot)com>
To: "Ezequias Rodrigues da Rocha" <ezequias76(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)br>, Postgres <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [pgadmin-support] Motivations for PostgreSQL
Date: 2007-04-10 20:22:14
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The problem is, this isn't a logical decision they are making.  They are
only comfortable with Micro$oft and when I mention a database they haven't
heard of before, they cringe even though I have proven it's ability to serve
all their needs for the last year.

What it comes down to is that I need to SELL them on the idea of using
PostgreSQL or they may just take their business elsewhere just because I
don't use Microsoft.  I think they may actually rather pay tens of thousands
of dollars more for that stamp from Borg Gates.

Are there good articles that compare the databases or talk about PostgreSQL
- I need to site good references.


On 4/10/07, Ezequias Rodrigues da Rocha <ezequias76(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)br> wrote:
> Tranfer the responsability (time, cost, performance, training) to your
> customer.
> Another thing you could ask them to prove why to use the other plataform.
> There isn't many differencies about SGDBs performance for me. I prove it
> by myself and the results where better than Oracle in some cases.
> I hope you could make, at least, them think about it.
> --
> Ezequias Rodrigues da Rocha
> use Mozilla Firefox:
> ----- Mensagem original ----
> Assunto: [pgadmin-support] Motivations for PostgreSQL
> I have a customer who is beginning to give more attention to the
> applications we host for them.  They recently asked what database we use and
> I told them PostgreSQL.  They had never heard of it and really like
> Micro$oft SQL Server.  I explained to them the added cost and how PostgreSQL
> is a solid database but I need more to convince them.
> What are some good resources online that discuss PostgreSQL and how it
> compares to the "more popular" databases?  While it really should be none of
> my customers' business what database I use (I am an application service
> provider), they still make a big deal out of it.
> Thanks!
> <>

   Aaron Bono
   Aranya Software Technologies, Inc.


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