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Re: Postgres vr.s Oracle

From: "Mark Wong" <markwkm(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Gregory Stark" <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: "Selena Deckelmann" <selenamarie(at)gmail(dot)com>, "Jonah H(dot) Harris" <jonah(dot)harris(at)gmail(dot)com>, "Peter Eisentraut" <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, justin <justin(at)emproshunts(dot)com>, "Josh Berkus" <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, "Brian Hurt" <bhurt(at)janestcapital(dot)com>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Postgres vr.s Oracle
Date: 2008-12-17 01:26:49
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On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 3:38 PM, Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com> wrote:
> "Selena Deckelmann" <selenamarie(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
>> Mark has been maintaining the DBT2 kit for a while now - since he was at OSDL.
>> We've been presenting results -- first some IO tests at Linux Plumbers
>> Conf, and the very beginnings of postgresql tuning results at Pg West.
>>  That's Mark, Gabrielle Roth and me.
> That SVN repository hasn't been touched in almost two years. It doesn't even
> work with the current TPC-C datagen without editing the data files.

Please explain further.  TPC doesn't have a tpc-c datagen program like
they do for the H, W, and E.  Otherwise the code in the git repository
appears to be working with 8.3.5.

> What drives me nuts trying to get these kits running is how they have so many
> scripts running other scripts and they all depend on having an environment set
> up with specific users, paths, and environment variables set.

I agree.  I've refactored them a little bit.  But it's not that much better.

> Ideally it would just be a simple binary like pgbench which takes command-line
> options to tell it what to do and can be run without setting up any special
> environment.

Anything after a the The C, E, H, and newer are not likely to be that
simple.  The results will be of limited used without physically
configuring the disks for example, IMHO.


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