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Re: Comparison of PGSQL and DB2

From: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>
To: josh(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Comparison of PGSQL and DB2
Date: 2004-03-13 21:00:38
Message-ID: 87smgcihs9.fsf@mailbox.samurai.com (view raw or flat)
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Josh Berkus <josh(at)postgresql(dot)org> writes:
> Please!   Reverse Engineering.    I can't imagine that anyone got a look at 
> Oracle's code.
>
> Hmmm ... I'd always had the impression that MVCC came out of Berkeley.   
> Possibly mistaken, I wasn't around.

MVCC is a reasonably well known concurrency control technique -- it is
described in the DBMS literature, etc. It is by no means a PostgreSQL
invention.

-Neil


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