Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Easy answer to, "Can PostgreSQL scale?"
PostgreSQL, like many other open source database products, has been in the market for many years with very little adoption. Unlike the open-source operating system market, the open-source database market has been unsuccessful due to the complexity of customer requirements and sophistication of the technology needed.... While there is a place in the industry for open source software. It will be many years, if ever, that an open source database matches Oracle's database technology for the availability, standards support, performance, manageability, security, application support, and stability that most real-world business applications require.I found the quote from an ICANN blog (http://icann.blog.us/2002/09/23.html#a763). Here is the original post (http://forum.icann.org/org-eval/gartner-report/msg00000.html).