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Re: Postgres vr.s Oracle

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: "Jonah H(dot) Harris" <jonah(dot)harris(at)gmail(dot)com>, "Josh Berkus" <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, justin(at)emproshunts(dot)com, "Brian Hurt" <bhurt(at)janestcapital(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Postgres vr.s Oracle
Date: 2008-12-16 20:58:15
Message-ID: 200812162258.16948.peter_e@gmx.net (view raw or flat)
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On Monday 15 December 2008 23:56:08 Jonah H. Harris wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 3:26 PM, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> wrote:
> > You can't compare DBT2 with TPCC.  They're not the same benchmark.
>
> Agreed.  Somewhere earlier in the thread I mentioned that the OSDL
> kits are non-spec-compliant, a little buggy, and sometimes give better
> results than the real tests.

Could we consolidate everyone's concerns into a project outline, if one is 
necessary?

- Everyone would like to have a TPC-like benchmark kit.
- OSDL script are not compliant.
- OSDL scripts are outdated/appear unmaintained.
- OSDL scripts need POstgreSQL-specific improvements.
- EnterpriseDB is apparently maintaining their own fork.

What can we do?

I found the TPC-C spec on the web, so it's freely available for 
implementation, it appears.

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