From: Niall O Broin (niall at domain linux.ie)
Date: Fri 13 Sep 2002 - 11:46:08 IST
On Fri, Sep 13, 2002 at 08:44:42AM +0100, Conor Daly wrote:
> Yeah, I know there isn't one but IIRC, postgresql is based on the ingres
> product. Does anyone know how similar it is, are there sensible UIs out
> there for it, is it scaleable to something like 8-16Gb of data with a few
> tables >2Gb in size?
> I'm in a situation where we're getting gouged by Computer Associates for
> licenses for the next three years and we're thinking about Oracle as a
> replacement for 20% of the cost. However, it's going to take about 1 year
My God - you are really getting gouged if you can consider putting Oracle in
to save 80% of your expenditure.
> to port our applications over to the Oracle setup and I was (probably
> foolishly) thinking we could drop postgresql in as a quick replacement
> given its ancestry...
At this stage, Postgres is probably as closely related to Ingres as you are
to a bonobo (98% of DNA or so) but the differences are . . . . noticeable.
But if you're considering a switch to a new platform, a little before the
license gougers came knocking might have been good :-)
> OTOH, has anyone got anything bad to say about Oracle? Their website says
> lots of good stuff but I'd like to hear the bad also since _I'm_ probably
> going to have my name associated with the choice of DB at work.
Kate's already said it all.
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