Re: OpenSource : MySQL or Postgress

Try Firebird (if you can).

http://www.firebirdsql.org/

No fees, no cost, commercial or otherwise, low impact, can be embedded
and handles TB databases too. Theres a utility named Fyracle which
allows you to use PL/SQL code in Firebird - this is a commercial tool
though.


I believe that MYSQL costs $500 US per seat (?) if used commercially -
but don't quote me on that, I haven't checked, only hearsay.
Not sure about Postgress.

Cheers,
Norman.



Norman Dunbar.
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>>> Hemant K Chitale <hkchital@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 03/20/06 03:29pm >>>

We are considering OpenSource for less critical databases
to reduce Licence and Maintenance costs.

MySQL apparently does have Annual Fees (or Support).
Does Postgres have Annual Fees ?

Technically for
a) databases of upto 10GB
b) concurrent user counts of upto 25
c) single instance databases without replication
d) Apache/JBoss kind of application servers
e) 24x7 with requirements for Hot Backups
f) implementaion on Linux

what seems better ?  MySQL or Postgress.


Hemant K Chitale
http://web.singnet.com.sg/~hkchital 


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