Gavin Sherry wrote:
This is the truth, we have had an oracle box for two and a half years, we have had 4 PostgreSQL boxes with it. The Oracle system is on a 4 CPU Sun box. The PostgreSQL systems are on 2 CPU PIII boxes.On Wed, 15 Jan 2003, mlw wrote:I just wanted to post this note.I have been in Oracle hell for four days now, and in between the 5 minutes of work and the hours of watings, dealing with table spaces, extents, and all that, I just keep thinking about how much easier PostgreSQL is to work with. We all may bitch and moan about bugs and stuff, but my project would have been easier with PostgreSQL. Has anyone ever noticed that Oracle has all these nice little arcane ways to fail?Yes. I was doing some work with a company. I wanted to introduce Postgres. They're traditionally an oracle shop. "Our Oracle DBAs don't know Postgres, we're going to have to employ *another* DBA". No they don't. :-)
We had "certified oracle DBA"s setup the oracle box. I setup the PostgreSQL boxes. The PostgreSQL boxes NEVER had an unscheduled interruption in service. The Oracle system stops from time to time because of various arcane reasons. You get the error message, look it up on alltheweb.com, and fix it. The whole system is bogus. It DEMANDS a full time DBA. PostgreSQL does not.