Re: Big disappointment with Postgres

From: Eric <>
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2011 12:16:23 +0000
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On 2011-02-05, Mladen Gogala <> wrote:
> On Fri, 04 Feb 2011 16:11:50 -0800, John Hurley wrote:
>> If you guys were working on a Postgres migration for a year ... I would
>> have guessed that early on the usage of hints in the existing
>> application would have been found to have been a critical factor in
>> evaluating possible migration paths.
> Not only on migration. There were several projects. One was a COTS
> package called Testtrack by Seapine Software, another one was a little DW
> project, with a PHP front end and the migration came last. The migration
> was what failed miserably. I killed the project today. To tell the truth,
> the Testtrack bug tracker works beautifully, our developers have nothing
> but praises for it.

I don't get it either. You've been playing with Postgres for a year, expecting to do migrations, and you didn't do trial migrations early on, basically at the proof-of-concept stage?

Then you expect the Postgres team to re-open an issue they have already discussed many times. When was the last time you tried to get Oracle to change a technology/policy issue? How did you get on?

Also, you are expecting a different product to solve an issue in the same way as the product you are used to. You can't ever do that for all aspects of a product, you will always have to take one or more steps back through a problem to see that there is a totally different solution in the new product.

And you have no idea how to influence an open-source project.

Eric Received on Sat Feb 05 2011 - 06:16:23 CST

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