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Re: Postgres vr.s Oracle

From: "Jonah H(dot) Harris" <jonah(dot)harris(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com
Cc: "Brian Hurt" <bhurt(at)janestcapital(dot)com>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Postgres vr.s Oracle
Date: 2008-12-14 04:07:40
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On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 2:28 PM, Joshua D. Drake <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com> wrote:
> My point is your signal to noise ratio is off. You very well could be
> correct (in fact I think you probably are) but it is irrelevant because
> all you do is hand wave.

I agree with that, which is why I did it and asked Oracle for
permission to publish it.  My goal was to point out that the benchmark
was far from being authoritative, repeatable, or well-understood and
that such things are almost baseless as a valid comparison.

> I am sure there are plenty of people in this
> community that would chew up and digest a valid benchmark from a
> Oracle/PostgreSQL expert but since we never see them, it is really hard
> to justify the work it would take to make significant architectural
> changes.

I likely did get carried away.  I hope to find time to write up my
findings along with everything needed to repeat the tests soon.


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