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RE: Postgres book recommendations?

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Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 11:38:49 -0400
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My real concern is what instrumentation is available in Postgres.

We've finally gotten good data and tools available to track down performance issues on Oracle and now...

But thanks for the recommendation! I'm off to Bookpool...

-----Original Message-----
From: Ken Naim [] Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 10:08 AM
To:; 'Goulet, Dick'
Cc:; Miller, Jay; Subject: RE: Postgres book recommendations?

The database might be plumbing but it is the plumbing that runs through all
the oracle apps. If for no other reason than to make the oracle apps run better, oracle will continue to advance the database. Also the revenue from
the database might not be the their greatest source of revenue but it still
is quite large so I doubt we have to worry anytime soon.

Ken Naim

-----Original Message-----
On Behalf Of Ray Stell
Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 8:49 AM
To: Goulet, Dick
Subject: Re: Postgres book recommendations?

On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 09:08:59AM -0400, Goulet, Dick wrote:
> I won't simply hand out the "wake up & smell the open source" to
> you. But in this day of trying to get more out of less there is a
> for DBMS engines like PostGreSql.


pg 93 in the Oak Table book is really cool read (when was it written?).
During the Oracle Corp pep talk at IOUG I noticed that the db was hardly
mentioned, practically off the radar from the corporate prespective.
They needed to comfort the folks from the newly aquired apps.  I'm not
sure it made it into any slides, maybe it did and I blinked.

The db is become plumbing, so we may need to put in PVC where cast iron
has rusted out.  OK, not quite there yet, I'm porting to 10g and looking
at MySql.

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