Ian Swainson wrote:
> Could someone using MySQL explain why you chose it over PostgreSQL? -
> Is there something I should know?
> Is anyone using PostgreSQL and can recommend it (or not)?
> Oracle would undoubtedly be my DBMS of choice, and there is a version
> for Linux available, but its not 'free' is it?
MySQL is fast, and small. No complex stuff in it. It's dead easy to set
up. Oracle is really complex. Their pricing strategy was described to me
last week. They grab you by the ankles, shake you really hard till all
your money falls out. They want all that, plus £100,000 a year.
Check out Solid, by solidtech - nice, cheap good software. DB people
here are raving about it for the last while. $500 a machine, for a linux
license. It's closed source though.
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