- Bruce is indulging in personal speculation, not speaking for the core team.
- Bruce is not one of the core team members who deals with Salesforce, so he has no knowledge of their plans, strategy, or expected contributions to PostgreSQL.
Unfortunately, the members of our team who do deal with Salesforce regularly are prohibited by NDA from discussing what their plans might be.
Yep, I have no inside knowledge, and obviously I wouldn't be posting that even if I had it.ReplyDelete
Bruce's blog doesn't allow for comments, so I'll post my own speculations here:ReplyDelete
1) Salesforce isn't ready for any kind of migration at this point and needed to renew their agreement. Oracle took this opportunity to make them take a 9 years pledge (or face a price hike to sticker price).
2) Salesforce does want to start using Postgres for its cloud or some secret (future) new service, and hasn't planned to migrate its core business to Postgres (at least short- to mid-term). The leverage in negotiation with Oracle is just an added bonus.
I have also no inside knowledge, but I think Josh would agree with me that we should give Salesforce the benefit of the doubt (at least for a while) and trust Tom. If Salesforce fund XYZ persons to work on Postgres, that's a good thing, even if they're not migrating their core business to it (yet :P).
Someone else has commented on my blog entry, so I am unclear why you couldn't add a comment there.ReplyDelete
I found the explanation: comments on your site seem to be broken on Chrome.ReplyDelete
If you use Adblock Plus (any browser/OS, so far as I know), you have to disable and reload if a blogger blog uses in-line comments. Pop-up comments aren't affected, last time I tried it from mine.ReplyDelete