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Holiday discounts on pgmdd & postgresdac

Ded MorozHolidays came suddenly. I know we’re little bit late with Christmas presents, but who cares anyway!

Everybody is welcome to use “Christmas” coupon code till January 14 for 20% discount on any product from MicroOLAP Technologies including the most robust Database Designer for PostgreSQL and PostgresDAC component suite.

From all of us at MicroOLAP, we wish you happy holidays and a prosperous new year!

PostgreSQL vs MySQL: Russian reality

note This article available in Russian.

This post is some kind of statistic about campaign had place on the Russian IT-community site Habrahabr.ru. On behalf of the MicroOLAP company we gave away free personal licenses for Database Designers for PostgreSQL and MySQL there.


I will not discover the exact licenses count, but will provide you with statistical torus:


Have no idea how to treat these results. I hope some implications will appear in the comments.


I may also share data on the approximation of the population “layers”

  • 80% — students and teachers (to learn),
  • 5% — freelancers,
  • 3% — state agencies,
  • 2% — girls (judging by their names ;) ).

One more interesting fact. Database Designer for MySQL is in demand among studying youth and web-freelancers, but Database Designer for PostgreSQL is the matter of significant interest of corporative people. However we didn’t see any strange things that PostgreSQL is seriously considered as an alternative to Oracle, at least, for the new projects.

But we were surprised that nobody asked about support of EnterpriseDB, which is aggressively positioning itself as “PostgreSQL compatible with Oracle”:

Built upon PostgreSQL … offers deeper Oracle® compatibility.


I didn’t include Database Designer for MsSQL in this report because of it’s pre-beta status. «Pre-beta» — is some kind of euphemism for us, application may be used freely — monitor will not blow up. ;) Just there is no documentation yet and some bugs may reveal themselves.

PgMDD 1.2.9 released

At last! Details are available on the official site.

Some statistics:

  • [!] 3 important improvements introduced;
  • [+] 9 features added;
  • [*] 7 improved/changed features;
  • [-] 11 bugs eliminated.

P.S. I know I’m late with Thanksgiving presents, but who cares anyway! :) I shall give free personal license for Database Designer for PostgreSQL to the first ten commenters… kind commenters. :)

Take care of yourselves!

UPD: All licenses are given away. Stay tuned! Christmas soon. ;)

Christmas freebie

It's me. Howdy, postgresmen!

I wanna make you a present in the proud name of microOLAP The Generous.

It is the deal which is as great as a FREE T-SHIRTS. :)

Holidays came suddenly and in my crazy turn I suddenly decided to give away licenses for PostgreSQL DB Designer for FREE.

All I ask is to leave a few kind, memorable words as a comment to this post and both our holidays will be a bit warmer. C’mon! Give old man a hug!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Joe Sixpack.

P.S.: Do not forget your real name and e-mail in your comment for license.

P.P.S.: If you cannot find your comment then it was deleted for some reason. If you cannot comment no more then the freeload is over.