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Re: Probable faq: need some benchmarks of pgsql vr.s mysql

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: Brian Hurt <bhurt(at)spnz(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Probable faq: need some benchmarks of pgsql vr.s mysql
Date: 2010-10-30 20:24:49
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On 10/29/10 2:37 PM, Brian Hurt wrote:
> 
> For the record, the table we're having trouble inserting into is ~100
> rows with ~50 indexes on it.  E.F Codd is spinning in his grave.  The
> reason they went with this design (instead of one that has two tables,
> each with 3-6 columns, and about that many indexes) is that "joins are
> slow". Which they may be on Mysql, I don't know.  But this is
> (unfortunately) a different battle.

Not sure that that'll be any better on Postgres then.   Few DBMSes
optimize for "stupid design".   Maybe they should go with a "NoSQL"
database.

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                                  -- Josh Berkus
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