RE: Open Source Database Questions

From: Goulet, Richard <>
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 11:06:16 -0400
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        From past experience (which had the same motives) take a serious look at PostGreSql( The latest versions have a lot in common with Oracle, though not everything, so it's a lot easier to transition from one to the other.

Dick Goulet
Senior Oracle DBA
PAREXEL International

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[] On Behalf Of Peter Barnett Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 10:53 AM
To: Oracle-l
Subject: Open Source Database Questions

Because of the current economy we are being encouraged to consider open source databases.

One of the vendors has referenced a JTPCC benchmark which is an open source Java version of TPCC. Has anyone heard of JTPCC? Is it in any way truly comparable to TPCC? Keep in mind that I am skeptical of TPCC so this may be a loaded question.

Is anyone currently using open source databases in production? Our typical database is approximately 200G but the range is 50G to 3.5T. One of our typical databases has approximately 200 distinct users at any one time. Any thoughts on a sweet spot for open source databases?

This does all come down to money! I am pretty sure that we will have an open source database inhouse by year end. The major question is how best to use it.


Pete Barnett
Database Technologies Lead


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