Postgresql To The Rescue

Being dependent on merciless mercenary munchkins of some distant corporation is a burden no taxpayer-funded government should accept.
“The administration of the Dutch municipality of Waalwijk has switched to using the open source Postgresql relational database management system, replacing a ubiquitous proprietary RDBMS. "Continuing with the proprietary database would have meant a forced and costly upgrade to the vendor’s latest version", says Eric de Laat, responsible for HRM and IT at the municipality.”

see Dutch town switches to Postgresql open source database.

FLOSS is the right way to do IT. FLOSS gives the lowest cost of implementation of a system because the efforts of the world to produce the software is shared. It’s that simple. Why accept a single source of software which charges an arm and a leg to use when you can welcome a shared product of the world and contribute whatever you feel helpful to the effort? PostgreSQL is designed to work for you not against you. Why pay for abuse? Use FLOSS for all your software.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to Postgresql To The Rescue

  1. dougman says:

    Only idiots use M$, or if your BW, you troll a Linux-centric blog for M$, blathering on how everything stated is wrong or untrue.

    FACT: Postgres is far-superior to M$ SQL

    FACT: Postgres is costs less to implement then M$ SQL.

    FACT: Large corporations and universities use Postgres over M$ SQL: http://www.postgresql.org/about/users/

    FACT: Prices for M$ licenses are outrageous!

    FACT: CAL and SQL costs are increasing!!

    FACT: M$ needs your money!

    Prices for SQL Server 2008 vs 2012 have doubled as M$ discovered that it is more profitable to charge per core versus per processor.

    “People deploying 2×8 or 10 core processors are going to see licensing costs double, and non-virtualized 4X8 or 10 core processors will triple.”

    Here is a good breakdown in costs for those that are curious: http://www.enterprisedb.com/products-services-training/products/postgres-plus-advanced-server/advanced-server-tco

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