You might scoff at the idea of using PostgreSQL to replace your Oracle database, but when you look inside the numbers you can save a lot of money. Migrating from Oracle to PostgreSQL might make sense for you.
PostgreSQL is known for its transactional power and for years has been treated as an afterthought when considering enterprise database development. However, a company called EnterpriseDB is attempting to expound on the joys of using PostgreSQL.
EnterpriseDB is the leader in developing open-source, scalable and efficient DBMS solutions that lower a company's total cost of ownership (TCO). In doing this, they have tapped into the transactional power of Postgres and built out an enterprise-level, industrial-strength solution for companies looking to lower their DB costs and reallocate that money...maybe into your developer pocket.
Yeah, I never thought of PostgreSQL for my websites either, but after reading their information about Postgres Plus and installing it, the integration ease with PHP and the cost has made me consider using it as a replacement for our one data-mining, Oracle implementation.
Check out our PostgreSQL Plus center for more information on the miracle that is Postgres!