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Re: scalability issues on win32

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: Merlin Moncure <merlin(dot)moncure(at)rcsonline(dot)com>,pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org,PostgreSQL Win32 port list <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: scalability issues on win32
Date: 2004-11-23 15:06:17
Message-ID: 200411231506.iANF6HU09225@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
Thread:
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Dave Page wrote:
>  
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: pgsql-hackers-win32-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org 
> > [mailto:pgsql-hackers-win32-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf 
> > Of Bruce Momjian
> > Sent: 23 November 2004 02:26
> > To: Merlin Moncure
> > Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org; PostgreSQL Win32 port list
> > Subject: Re: [pgsql-hackers-win32] scalability issues on win32
> > 
> > 
> > This was an intersting Win32/linux comparison. I expected 
> > Linux to scale better, but I was surprised how poorly XP 
> > scaled.  It reinforces our perception that Win32 is for low 
> > traffic servers.
> 
> That's a bit harsh given the lack of any further investigation so far
> isn't it? Win32 can run perfectly well with other DBMSs with hundreds of
> users.

The general opinion of server users is that you need 2-4 more Win32
servers to do the same work as one Unix-like server.  That and the
difficulty of automated administration and security problems is what is
preventing Win32 from making greater inroads into the server
marketplace.

Of course these are just generalizations.

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