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RE: OpenSource : MySQL or Postgress

From: Powell, Mark D <>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 14:28:59 -0500
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mySQL used to be $500 for a commercial license for unlimited number of users and unlimited number of CPU. Support was $1100 a year.

Checking the mySQL web site store: it appears the price is $1795 per server per year but volumne discounts are available. Other options are available off the web site for getting the product through partners like DELL.

HTH -- Mark D Powell --  

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Norman Dunbar Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 12:00 PM
To:; Subject: Re: OpenSource : MySQL or Postgress

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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