Wednesday, January 19, 2005

PostgreSQL 8.0

PostgreSQL 8.0 (open source database) is out. It runs natively on Windows, so performs much faster that the previous versions (which used Cygwin to emulate Linux and thus suffered a performance penalty). Highly scalable and enterprise ready as well as completely free (commercial support is available). How will it do against DB2, SQL Server and Oracle? Only time will tell. May bring down prices on these proprietary databases.

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