Re: Off Topic: open source databases

From: gs <>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 16:39:37 GMT
Message-ID: <d9cLn.5023$z%6.1850_at_edtnps83>

Shakespeare wrote:
> Op 26-5-2010 16:56, Mladen Gogala schreef:

>> I guess this is a legitimate topic now that MySQL is essentially an
>> Oracle product, too. My question, however, is not devoted to MySQL or any
>> other specific OSS database. I am just interested in what OSS databases
>> are mostly used in data centers, in addition to Oracle and why?
>> Specifically about MySQL, did the fact that Oracle Corp. now owns it,
>> lessen its appeal or even increase it? I must confess that I expected to
>> see a massive exodus from MySQL which did not materialize. I confess that
>> my understanding of the world may not be entirely correct and I will even
>> allow the possibility that the Earth is not flat, but this I do not
>> understand.
> Most cheap providers (here) only support MySql databases. So most of the 
> time, there is no choice....
> Shakespeare

I dabble in website design and deal with a few hosting providers. All of them use MYSQL as the database of choice if you want a db back end, some   offer msaccess or mssql, but MYSQL has that market cornered, by the looks of it.

I've been meaning to play with MYSQL a bit more, as well as Postgres, but just havent found the time. We recently had a vendor that is going to be supplying us a real-time gps tracking solution, and they used Postgres exclusively, but with some pressure (we will be one of their biggest customers) our IT dept convinced them to port to either Oracle or MSSQL as we don't want to be supporting everything thats out there. I was quite willing (and hoping) to take some training and get up to speed on Postgres, but was over ruled.. Received on Wed May 26 2010 - 11:39:37 CDT

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