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Re: Bug#401157: ITP: ingres -- Ingres 2006 Business Open Source Database



On Friday 01 December 2006 11:10, Paul J Stevens wrote:

> The Ingres 2006 DBMS can support a wide range of applications, from
> ad hoc queries to large-scale, mission-critical production applications
> which require 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week service.  The Ingres 2006
> Intelligent DBMS features a threaded, multi-server architecture which
> can fully harness the power of today's scalable multiprocessors.

Yuck!

The package description is intended to describe the package, not advertise 
for it.  Please rework with that in mind.

Is Ingres an SQL database or something other?  What SQL dialect does it 
speak?  SQL99?  SQL92?  Subset of the latter?  Advertise, if you must, 
actual features not present in the other database systems - PostgreSQL and 
mysql both are used in "a wide range of applications, from ad hoc queries 
to large-scale, mission-critical production applications which require 
24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week service.".  PostgreSQL has clustering support 
and uses "the power of today's scalable multiprocessors" fully if 
configured properly.  (I have not much experience with Mysql, but I bet its 
proponents will tell you that it does that, too.)

cheers
-- vbi

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