[tpm] RFC: Postgres talk coming up. Top ten questions please.
James E Keenan
jkeen at verizon.net
Sat Sep 29 17:29:51 PDT 2012
On 9/29/12 1:37 PM, arocker at Vex.Net wrote:
> Some random suggestions to provoke debate:
> Who's using PG? (Names that we would recognise.)
Which occurs because my somewhat recently new day job in NYC uses
Postgres. I have no prior experience with it, but colleagues in the
Parrot project speak well of it.
> Assuming that your problem requires a relational database, why Postgres vs
> a) MySQl
> b) Oracle
> c) SQLServer
> d) Any other competitor I've forgotten?
> Which OS support PG?
I suspect the riposte would be: Which doesn't?
> How would Perl fit in a PG environments? Invoking PG, querying, stored
DBI -- I finally have a chance to learn it in a practical way.
> Which is the definitive book on PG? What other documentation is available?
I consult the online documentation every day. It is considerably better
than that of most OS projects.
> Where do you get PG. How complex is it to install?
You download it :-) But I'll let others speak to whether installation
is complex or not.
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