Discussion: Five reasons why you shouldn't use PostgreSQL -- ever

ITKE W. Jason Gilmore Profile: ITKE
In an effort to dispel some FUD, Jason Gilmore's opines on several of the most commonplace reasons for not investigating PostgreSQL.

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  • SMeka1
    Ever?! Reconsider your recommendation.

    #1 contradicts your ponits. Just like most Windows server programs, Postgres may not be suited for production use on Windows.

    #2 Those tools that you mentioned are about (may be) 1% of the plethora of tools. Some commercial tools from big companies do not support Postgres well, but that is a small group.

    #3 Just like #1 above, this does not make sense. Not every database has support for all languages, Postgres definitely has lot more bells and whistles when it comes to features and langugage support.

    #4 Wrong. There are enough Postgres supporting companies. A number of successful implementations of Postgres include Enterprise DB, Netezza, Greenplum, etc. Your argument is lame, think about Linux. It is open source, yet very popular. Just to give you an example, try getting support from Oracle for database support, you may end up spending months and not have anything fixed. On top of it, you spend tons of money and resources. Postgres is so simple and easy to manage, you do not need high end DBA, even a developer or a sys admin may manage it! You would spend at least $500K per year for just managing a production Oracle database 24 x 7 (more than $100K per year for each Oracle DBA; you need 3 to take care of on full time basis. One or two spare DBAs to accommodate vacation times, etc).

    #5 This is a supporting point or what?

    Title for this article is not valid and is not supportive of your points.
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  • SMeka1
    Why PostgreSQL is as great alternative for SQL server, Oracle, etc.
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  • AnonymousUser
    Thanks for the share. It would be create to also see a comparative list of advantages or features before any conclusions can be drawn as to the overall value of PostgreSQL.

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