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Re: PostgreSQL a slow DB?

From: Aarni Ruuhimäki <aarni(at)kymi(dot)com>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: "Relaxin" <me(at)yourhouse(dot)com>
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL a slow DB?
Date: 2006-04-17 19:15:38
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On Monday 17 April 2006 17:39, Relaxin wrote:
> >Except when it doesn't work.  It's a completely non-scientific method
> >of determining answers, and has *enormous* bias due to ignorance.
>
> I'm admitting my ignorance by posting in the "novice" group.
>
>
> Where can I get answers on what those options can do for me, that you have
> to pick when you install PG?
>
> Also where can I get information on what all of the configuration options
> are for and how they can help PG?
>
>
>
>
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Hilou,

Taste and try before you buy.

Lotsa people talkin', few of them know ...

Have you actually installed and run this 'slow' (r)dbms ? On what hardware ? 
OS(s) / distro(s) ? Locales ? Collates ? Etc. ? What are you planning to do ?

Read the docs and manuals. RTFM, I know ...

With my limited experience from RH 6.0 to FC.modern / such like, and coming 
from an ancient background before desktop and all these mobile what-you-have 
things, I must say communities like this / ours are the juice of the 
industry. As opposed to proprietary systems and slow moving mammoths like, 
you know. No names. I once had a 'fully operational' #%-system installed with 
%#SQL-server and all. Yeah. Now I know.

What is slow ? Millisec-wise ? Local network ? Via internet ? Or is the bottle 
neck actually the bottle neck you are holding ? Grab the bottle and drink it, 
meanwhile, re-plan your query and output.

Just reading these lists has taught me more than I ever bargained for. I hope 
I can some day give something back.

This kind of thread is getting no one no where. Yes, no, yesn't s/he ?

Hack before you whack.

And I encourage you to test Pg. Amongst other things in life.

-- 
Aarni Ruuhimäki
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