Oracle vs. PostgreSQL: Users speak out
April 6, 2006[From SearchOracle.com]
A recent interview has DBAs talking about the merits of the open source PostgreSQL database management system (DBMS) as compared to Oracle and their opinions truly run the gamut.
In that interview, Robert Treat and Jason Gilmore, co-authors of "Beginning PHP and PostgreSQL 8: From Novice to Professional," said that PostgreSQL 8.0 is much more than just a back end for Web sites. In many situations, the authors say, PostgreSQL can be used instead of or as a complement to Oracle and other DBMSs.
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