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Re: how good is PostgreSQL

From: "Steve Wolfe" <steve(at)iboats(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: how good is PostgreSQL
Date: 2000-11-02 19:40:07
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> Performance depends on a lot of factors.  Shelling out $$$ for Sun
> hardware doesn't garuntee good performance.  They might have been better
> off buying a Tru64 system with Compaq's jdk.

   Yeah, it could be.  But comparing the $7,000 Intel machine I built
against a $20,000 Alpha, I'm still very happy with Intel.  Yes, the Alpha
was faster on a per-processor basis.  But it also cost more than twice as
much on a dollar-for-transaction basis. ; )


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