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Re: [vox] PostgreSQL vs. Oracle
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Re: [vox] PostgreSQL vs. Oracle

On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 03:33:45PM -0800, Eric Engelhard wrote:
> Rod Roark wrote:
> > 
> > Thanks Eric, this is good stuff.
> > 
> > The Oracle rep's pitch is the kind of techno-nonsense that works on
> > gullible managers.  Some of what he said was true of Postgres a year or
> > more ago -- not today.
> > 
> > Your arguments illustrate that Oracle's support of Linux makes that kind
> > of selling more difficult.  I wonder if they are starting to regret that
> > decision!
> The sales rep has been uncharacteristically silent.

Probably because he knows that he has proven himself to be a lying sack of 
presidential policy.

> > BTW I suspect that Oracle will seriously outperform PG for databases
> > larger than 2-3 GB.  But maybe that's changed too.  It would be nice to
> > see some recent benchmarks.
> I would like to hear about the technical reasons behind this.

Raw I/O is the only reason that comes to mind; but it is a substantial 

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