Oracle Pulls the plug on Sun’s PostgreSQL servers

Sun was at one time trying to make Solaris more attractive by making sure you could use PostgresQL with it as an alternative to the fabulously expensive Oracle database.

Guess what?

Oracle Pulls the Rug Out From Under PostgreSQL | Javalobby

Before the Oracle acquisition, Sun was contributing three servers to the build farm for the PostgreSQL project to test updates and ensure stability on Solaris. Even though PostgreSQL was technically a competitor to Sun’s MySQL, the company still supported development of the project and contributed DTrace support and other features to the platform. This week, Oracle pulled the plug on those servers with no warning, causing a frantic search for new hosts.

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Published in: on July 29, 2010 at 9:23 pm  Leave a Comment  

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