Jeremy Haile wrote:
> I am sure that this has been discussed before, but I can't seem to find
> any recent posts. (I am running PostgreSQL 8.2)
> I have always ran PostgreSQL on Linux in the past, but the company I am
> currently working for uses Windows on all of their servers. I don't
> have the luxury right now of running my own benchmarks on the two OSes,
> but wanted to know if anyone else has done a performance comparison. Is
> there any significant differences?
That depends on your usage pattern. There are certainly cases where the
Win32 version will be significantly slower.
For example, if you open a lot of new connections, that is a lot more
expensive on Windows since each connection needs to execute a new
backend due to the lack of fork().
I don't think you'll find any case where the Windows version is faster
than Linux ;-) But to get a good answer on if the difference is
significant enough to matter, you really need to run some kind of simple
benchmark on *your* workload.
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