If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering EDB Postgres Advanced Server, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
The only advice I have for people considering implementing this Postgres Advanced Server solution is that it is cheap and can save money. It was a good lesson to learn that we could save money by working with Postgres. It reduces our costs when we are not implementing some bigger, more demanding software solutions. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product as an eight.
Even with all the improvements that could be made to the model and the functionality, I would give Postgres a seven out of ten. Obviously, it does not score higher because the technology is aging a little and it is not keeping up with other products.
There will be a 10% pure play performance hit against ORacle and about 12% against Informix but the deployment and cost model more than compensate for the additional hardware requirements.