Re: OpenSource : MySQL or Postgress

  • From: "Jared Still" <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Juan Carlos Reyes Pacheco" <juancarlosreyesp@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 09:41:35 -0800

On 3/22/06, Juan Carlos Reyes Pacheco <juancarlosreyesp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Yes, I read twice, why?

Because the article was advocating using Express (free) versions
of commercial DBMS products.

Your reply (quote below) seemed to indicate that the article was
advocating the use of open source databases. The text quoted
below was in response to the posting of the article URL, hence
my confusion.

Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

> The problem I think with this ideas of using another database than the
> one you use in all your business.

> Is not the fact of using it, else the f act of using without analyzing
> the problems and implications to use another database has.

> If everything is analyzed and planified, this is ok.

> But a CEO saying "x database is cheaper we can start to use it now
> instead buying licenses" as if there were not hidden costs on that, is
> really a bad idea.

> So you should make your boss think about that and before taking the
> decision doing a deeper analysis in details of all what implies a new
> database in your network, starting from who is going to be responsible
> to investigate about security issues, bugs, usage, etc. etc..

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