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Re: [ANNOUNCE] PostgreSQL Portland Performance Practice Project (P5)

From: wes <pdxpug(at)the-wes(dot)com>
To: "Mark Wong" <markwkm(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: "Postgresql PDX_Users" <pdxpug(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] PostgreSQL Portland Performance Practice Project (P5)
Date: 2008-12-16 18:11:01
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Will there be a fee for attending?

thanks,
-wes

On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 9:12 PM, Mark Wong <markwkm(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:

> Here's a copy of the flyer produced by Portland State University:
>
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>
> PostgreSQL Portland Performance Practice Project (P5)
>
> A series of presentations
> by
> Mark Wong
>
> This series will consist of 5 to 6 presentations aimed at PostgreSQL
> database users who wish to learn more about tuning their systems for
> performance. Attendees will learn how to generate and interpret operating
> system (Linux) and database statistics, and the effects of some system
> tuning techniques. This involves studying the well known Online Transaction
> Processing (OLTP) benchmark called TPC-C ( www.tpc.org ). TPC-C was
> developed by a committee, representing all major players in the database
> marketplace, to be representative of typical online enterprise databases.
> TPC-C consists of a precisely defined schema and 19 queries. We will review
> the schema and queries and demonstrate how each tuning technique affects
> their performance. We will use an open source package that the speaker has
> developed, called DBT-2, which many DBAs have found useful.
>
> Mark Wong has an MS in Computer Science from OGI and several years of
> experience developing and executing various database systems benchmarks.
> Most relevant to this series are his years spent at the OSDL developing and
> using a fair-use derivative of the TPC-C benchmark to characterize system
> performance of open source software. He now works at HP StorageWorks on
> their NAS products.
>
> 2nd THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH, BEGINNING JANUARY 8, 7:00 PM
> PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY, 1900 SW 4th AVENUE,
> FOURTH AVENUE BUILDING – ROOM 86-01
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