Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Oracle vs. PostgreSQL

Posted by Roberto Mello on
IMHO I think you'll have a hard time getting Oracle for $1x,000. It'll be much more. Not only because of the software cost, but you have to add the hardware and management cost. Oracle requires much more hardware power and brain power to manage. Both are very expensive.

There are applications that require Oracle, but many don't. PostgreSQL is in use in many production sites and works great. PostgreSQL is much easier to install and administer than Oracle.

Read the article about PostgreSQL at and see for yourself if it's production worthy or not. received 33,000 db-backed hits in one day when it appeared on Slashdot earlier this year, and PG/OpenACS/Linux/AOLserver handled it just fine.