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

[ Thanks to Jane
for this link. ]

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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