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Re: [PERFORM] Joel's Performance Issues WAS : Opteron vs Xeon

From: "Joel Fradkin" <jfradkin(at)wazagua(dot)com>
To: "'Mohan, Ross'" <RMohan(at)arbinet(dot)com>, <pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [PERFORM] Joel's Performance Issues WAS : Opteron vs Xeon
Date: 2005-04-23 14:18:31
Message-ID: 001801c5480f$54573d80$797ba8c0@jfradkin (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-odbcpgsql-performance
Hate to be dumb, but unfortunately I am.

Could you give me an idea what I should be using, or is there a good
resource for me to check out.
I have been spending so much time with config and moving data, converting
etc, I never looked at the odbc settings (didn't even think about it until
Josh brought it up). I did ask him for his advice, but would love a second

Our data is a bit of a mixture, some records have text items most are
varchars and integers with a bit of Booleans mixed in.

I am running 8.0.2 so not sure if the protocol is ODBC or Postgres?

Thanks for responding I appreciate any help 

Joel Fradkin
-----Original Message-----
From: pgsql-odbc-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org
[mailto:pgsql-odbc-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Mohan, Ross
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 10:01 AM
To: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [ODBC] [PERFORM] Joel's Performance Issues WAS : Opteron vs

Joel, thanks. A couple of things jump out there for
me, not a problem for a routine ODBC connection, but
perhaps in the "lotsa stuff" context of your current
explorations, it might be relevant?

I am completely shooting from the hip, here, but...if
it were my goose to cook, I'd be investigating

Session("StringConn") =

|| Protocol? Is this related to version? is the driver waaaay old?


||  Fetch great for OLTP, lousy for batch?


||  what ARE the datatypes and sizes in your particular case? 


||  a run with debug=1 probably would spit up something interesting....


||  Optimizer? that's a new one on me....


||  that's about all I can see, prima facie.  I'll be very curious to know
if ODBC is
   any part of your performance equation. 



-----Original Message-----
From: Joel Fradkin [mailto:jfradkin(at)wazagua(dot)com] 
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 10:54 AM
To: Mohan, Ross
Cc: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org; PostgreSQL Perform
Subject: RE: [PERFORM] Joel's Performance Issues WAS : Opteron vs Xeon

Here is the connect string I am using.
It could be horrid as I cut it from ODBC program.

Session("StringConn") =

Joel Fradkin

-----Original Message-----
From: Mohan, Ross [mailto:RMohan(at)arbinet(dot)com] 
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 9:42 AM
To: jfradkin(at)wazagua(dot)com
Subject: RE: [PERFORM] Joel's Performance Issues WAS : Opteron vs Xeon

FWIW, ODBC has variables to tweak, as well. fetch/buffer sizes, and the

Maybe one of the ODBC cognoscenti here can chime in more concretely....

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