From: Philip Reynolds (phil at domain redbrick.dcu.ie)
Date: Fri 13 Sep 2002 - 11:53:26 IST
Conor Daly's [conor.daly at domain oceanfree.net] 31 lines of wisdom included:
> 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
> 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...
> 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.
Mind me asking why you're going for Oracle, unless you have a DAMN
good reason to go with it, don't.
Most people (read: 99%) won't use Oracles superior featureset over
PostgreSQL, or don't need to.
-- Philip Reynolds RFC Networks tel: 01 8832063 www.rfc-networks.ie fax: 01 8832041
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