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Re: DB benchmark and pg config file help

From: Kevin Hunter <hunteke(at)earlham(dot)edu>
To: Merlin Moncure <mmoncure(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL Performance List <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: DB benchmark and pg config file help
Date: 2007-01-19 14:05:35
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On 19 Jan 2007 at 8:45a -0500, Merlin Moncure wrote:
> On 1/17/07, Kevin Hunter [hunteke∈] wrote:
>> I am in the process of learning some of the art/science of benchmarking. 
>> Given novnov's recent post about the comparison of MS SQL vs 
>> PostgresQL, I felt it time to do a benchmark comparison of sorts for 
>> myself . . . more for me and the benchmark learning process than the 
>> DB's, but I'm interested in DB's in general, so it's a good fit.  (If I 
>> find anything interesting/new, I will of course share the results.)
> Just remember that all the major commercial databases have 
> anti-benchmark clauses in their license agreements.  So, if you decide 
> to publish your results (especially in a formal benchmark), you can't 
> mention the big boys by name. [yes this is cowardice]

"Anti-benchmark clauses in the license agreements"?!?  Cowardice indeed! 
  <wry_look>So, by implication, I should do my benchmarking with 
"borrowed" copies, right?  No sale, no agreement . . . </wry_look>

Seriously though, that would have bitten me.  Thank you, I did not know 
that.  Does that mean that I can't publish the results outside of my 
work/research/personal unit at all?  Or do I just need to obscure about 
which DB I'm talking?  (Like Vendor {1,2,3,...} Product).



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