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SearchOpenSource: PostgreSQL vs. SQL Server, Oracle: Enterprise-Ready and Able to Compete

Oct 11, 2006, 09:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"What are the most compelling reasons to dump or keep Microsoft SQL Server and bring in PostgreSQL?

"Neil Matthew: For applications where downtime seriously threatens a company's financial results, executives are always going to want to deal with a big player who has the resources--both technical and financial--to 'be there' should things go wrong. The risk involved in the failure of a company's invoice and payment system for any significant period of time is huge. In an emergency, having companies the size of Microsoft or Oracle to call on may significantly mitigate that risk..."

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