Daniel Morgan wrote:

> rkusenet wrote:
>
>> "Daniel Morgan" <damorgan / x.washington.edu> wrote
>>
>>
>>>> Beside its an opensource and supported by community, what's the 
>>>> fundamental
>>>> differences between PostgreSQL and those high-price commercial 
>>>> database (and
>>>> some are bloated such as Oracle) from software giant such as 
>>>> Microsoft SQL
>>>> Server, Oracle, and Sybase?
>>>>
>>>> Is PostgreSQL reliable enough to be used for high-end commercial
>>>> application? Thanks
>>>
>>>
>>> PostgreSQL is highly overrated and not suitable for any environment
>>> where little things like crash recovery and security are a priority.
>>
>>
>>
>> Why postgresSQL?? Why don't u say that all RDBMS except Oracle is
>> highly overrated
>
>
> Because saying so wouldn't be true. There are documented security and
> recovery practices for all of the commercial RDBMS products. There are
> books, case studies, and years of experience from industry professionals
> supporting the fact that while they may be different ... they all work.
> The same can not be said for PostgreSQL. MySQL, in this regard, has a
> far better record.
>
> Care to disagree? Fine. Provide the names of 5 major commercial
> installations of PostgreSQL.
>
> I'll do it for the Oracle side.
>  1. Amazon.com
>  2. Mastercard
>  3. Visa
>  4. Federal Bureau of Investigation
>  5. Boeing Commercial Airplane Group
>  6. Bank of America
>  7. Washington Mutual Bank
>  8. American Express
>  9. Starbucks
> 10. Oracle Corporation


1. BASF
2. Vanten Inc.
3. Shannon Medical Center
4. Mohawk Software
5. Dravis Group

I myself have implemented solutions based on PostgreSQL in clients such 
as Baltimore.

MySQL has a better record because theres people being paid for doing it. 
For documenting, for making propaganda, etc. MySQL isnt really 'Open 
Source' or 'Freeware' as you *have* to buy a license if you happen to be 
using MySQL for a commercial solution.

In that sense PostgreSQL hasnt all the 'commercial' propaganda behind 
it. PostgreSQL IS freeware AND opensource. Isnt GNU either, so gets no 
GNU (eg. Linux community) support.

Not that any of that affects in its functionality at all, its a great 
product, but people like yourself tied to all the commercial and 
burocratic work tend to ignore.

Bit like Ruby. Pretty sure people that develop and use PostgreSQL would 
bother with it at all.

But now saying that ' they all work.  The same can not be said for 
PostgreSQL. MySQL, in this regard, has a far better record.'.

Give me a break.

If commercial value and propaganda were signal of quality, Windows would 
be the better OS in the world by far. OpenBSD/FreeBSD would be muck. And 
anything not used by Warner, or Amazon.com, and less than $2000 in a tag 
price would be muck as well.

Give me a break.


Cheers


Rove


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Rove Monteux
Systems Administrator

rove.monteux / fluid-rock.com

>
> There ... gave you five more for free. If you've got something to
> talk about ... name names ... otherwise stop promoting freeware
> as though it was worth more than its price.
>