__/ [ Skeets ] on Saturday 20 May 2006 21:47 \__
> billwg wrote:
>> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> > City finds big savings in Linux
>> > People thought running systems entirely on Linux was weird but no
>> > longer
>> > ,----[ Quote ]
>> > | Kenosha, a city of about 100,000, was on the bleeding edge when it
>> > | began deploying Linux a decade ago. The city had been a Unix shop,
>> > | but as IT demands became more dynamic and more dependent on the
>> > | Internet, Schall decided that instead of buying more Unix boxes,
>> > | it was time to look at an inexpensive alternative.
>> > `----
>> "Schall says she's looking at possibly bringing in MySQL as the city's
>> first database. Even Kenosha's lone Windows server might be on its way
>> out. The server runs a handful of applications, including a proprietary
>> Housing Authority application"
>> Their FIRST database? Kenosha must be somewhere near the end of the
> somebody tell her to at least review postgresql in depth before
> committing. mysql may be better for them, but they'll want to *know*
> this and not just "do what everyone else has done."
The last time I heard of it, Postgresql was still a bit buggy (maybe lacking
some functions as well), yet tremendously faster under some circumstances.
*Tremendoudly* faster. Evidently, somebody else had nothing better to do on
a Saturday than quote mining and taking this off topic.
Another peril that stands in the way of wider Postgresql adoption are
LAMP-only applications that are only fit to use MySQL.
MySQL is superior to databases from Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft.
Oracle wanted to buy MySQL, but I believe they were refused.
Sony chooses MySQL, dumps Oracle.
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