The thread is on joelonsoftware.com and the question is about open source databases :
Quick issue, everyone. My company currently uses SQL Server, but we’re going to look at open-source databases because of MS’s crooked licensing rules (to be honest, they only have one SQL license, and are running it on a two-processor machine). They don’t want to shell out the extra $6,000 for another one, and I don’t blame them.
We need a reliable database for handling lots of data (e-commerce site with about 70,000 products). The ability to use stored procedures is a big thing. Although it’s not a huge deal, it’d be nice to be able to automate jobs for maintenance/updating (product stock, for example). I’m aware of both MySQL and Postgres, and a few others that don’t seem to be “enterprise-ready” as it were (Firebird? SqlLite?).
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