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Geva, thanks for the comment. You are correct that it has to do with free and not with open source. But it's difficult to find a non-open source application that you can run in production for free, whether it is because of licensing or features being held back from the free edition. But you have a point. Also thanks for reminding me that you guys have per-usage pricing, I know you are at the forefront of software in the cloud! pgguy, we are very interested in postgres, maybe we should have a coffee and chat? I hear you about the bandwidth prices. To compare apples to apples you have to consider that with AWS you are getting a fully managed network that is multi-hosted and can burst to multi-gigabits. But sometimes you just need rock bottom price and it's ok to have a single provider (I don't know your set-up, of course, just talking in general). I wouldn't be too paranoid about Amazon snooping on your data, they are pretty clear about something like that being strictly against their internal policies. They also have a long history of enabling competitors on their platform, from Barnes and Noble to the many sellers who sell competitive items on the retail site and get top placement if their offer is better. Hope you enjoy EC2 and RightScale and I'm sure you'll let us know what you like and dislike!