[development] Oracle buys SleepyCat

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Wed Feb 15 16:02:25 UTC 2006

On 2/15/06, Rowan Kerr <rowan at stasis.org> wrote:
> Gordon Heydon wrote:
> > On the other hand this will mean that we will need to use another
> > database.
> Great chance to make sure PostgreSQL becomes treated as a 1st class
> citizen :) And possibly improve the db abstraction in general..

I would not mind that. Technically PostgreSQL is technically better than
MySQL (at least it always has transactions, and we can enforce referrential

Where I am concerned is hosting company acceptance and hence widespread use.

Drupal currently can run everywhere, because PHP and MySQL are

What I cannot predict clearly is whether hosting companies would all move
to PostgreSQL, or stay with SQLite, or what, and when ...

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