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Re: Major features for 9.1

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>
Cc: <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Major features for 9.1
Date: 2011-04-10 18:00:55
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On Sun, 10 Apr 2011 11:12:24 -0500, "Kevin Grittner"
<Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov> wrote:
> Joshua Berkus  wrote:
>> SSI: PostgreSQL first
> First *production* implementation.  The 2008 ACM SIGMOD paper
> included a prototype implementation in Oracle Berkeley DB, and
> Michael Cahill's 2009 doctoral thesis included a prototype
> implementation in InnoDB.  Even though Cahill was hired by Oracle in
> 2009, I haven't been able to find any indication that Oracle has
> included this technology in any production release of either of these
> products, or any other.  I've checked their documentations without
> finding references to anything but S2PL based SERIALIZABLE
> implementations.
> Having also tediously gone through every result page in in several
> google searches using likely words, and diving into all pages which
> look like they *could* refer to SSI, I haven't found any that
> actually *do*.
> I just wanted to provide enough detail to fashion a strong statement
> that someone couldn't pick apart on the basis of the prototypes from
> the academic papers.

I think you made our own argument though. We are releasing a "production"
version of SSI. Nobody else has done that.


> -Kevin

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