Re: Freshmeat Made a Mistake Publishing This
> This guy has obviously no knowledge of
> the database software industry, the
> database consulting industry, or the
> vertical markets involved in the
> aforementioned (like, say, the financial
> or insurance industries which partially
> fuel the market). In addition, this
> person is obviously not a very
> experienced writer.
Keep the flames down there. I happen to agree that the author explained things better in further postings than the original article, but I think you'e gotten carried away. I don't see your credentials listed here either...
> Have you ever heard of
> Sybase? Did you know that MS SQL was
> sold to MS?
> Do you know how the market breaks down
> in terms of Oracle vs. Sybase? The long
> and short of it is that Oracle grew to
> Sybase's size by feeding on the dot com
> boom. ...
<b>*mini flame on*</b>
and on and on... Geez, who cares! So you like Sybase! That's great! Are we still in a context here, or are you just "streaming conciousness"!
<b>*mini flame off*</b>
Sorry, but that really was ridiculous, if not verging on hypocritical. I'm no expert, but I think you've missed Oracle's history by a long shot. Oracle was big before dot-com was even a catch-phrase - when the Internet was email, ftp and gopher (I was actually a user then, so I know what I'm talking about). I know almost nothing about Sybase (perhaps this is one of their problems - marketing?)
I happen to agree that the author's original article spent too much time shooting down MySQL and praising PostgreSQL without much meat as to why/when, but as I mentioned - I think that was explained in further postings. I actually am very interested in exactly the reasons for his feeling the way he does (and other posters facts or examples as well). There have been subsequent posts with real life examples that have been quite helpful. Perhaps you were trying to say this, but in a rude, overheated, 'stuck in your own little world' sort of way?