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Re: OpenSource : MySQL or Postgress

From: Norman Dunbar <>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 17:00:27 +0000
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Try Firebird (if you can).

No fees, no cost, commercial or otherwise, low impact, can be embedded and handles TB databases too. Theres a utility named Fyracle which allows you to use PL/SQL code in Firebird - this is a commercial tool though.

I believe that MYSQL costs $500 US per seat (?) if used commercially - but don't quote me on that, I haven't checked, only hearsay. Not sure about Postgress.


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>>> Hemant K Chitale <> 03/20/06 03:29pm >>>

We are considering OpenSource for less critical databases to reduce Licence and Maintenance costs.

MySQL apparently does have Annual Fees (or Support). Does Postgres have Annual Fees ?

Technically for

a) databases of upto 10GB
b) concurrent user counts of upto 25
c) single instance databases without replication
d) Apache/JBoss kind of application servers
e) 24x7 with requirements for Hot Backups
f) implementaion on Linux

what seems better ? MySQL or Postgress.

Hemant K Chitale


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