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From:Mark Matthews Date:August 16 2002 4:55pm
Subject:Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)
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Mary Stickney wrote:
> thanks Serge..
> 
> incidentally my very first post to the list contained my query , and is the
> reason I joined this list in the first place.
> This 3 year sales report has been running for over 24 hours now. this is
> unacceptable, since they also wanbt a 5 year
> one and I am sure that will take 5 years to run... at this rate.
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Serge Paquin [mailto:serge@stripped]
> Sent: Friday, August 16, 2002 11:01 AM
> To: Mark Matthews
> Cc: mary.stickney@stripped; mysql@stripped
> Subject: Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)
> 
> 
> I think this is a touch on the negative side.  I'm sure many people get
> soured on MySQL when they to a post here and get yelled at for not trying
> hard enough.  It sounds like Mary is having a valid problem.  Her query
> works fast in one database and slow in the other.  Because she did not come
> out and put her table schema and sql in the first email is no reason to
> insult her.  I think a helping hand is a better approach.  Mabey a couple
> general suggestions on MySQL tuning and a "We would need to see the schema
> and SQL statement to help further".  I agree that it seems very strange that
> MS-SQL runs fater than MySQL on a query.  Microsoft seems to always be
> plaiged with performance problems.  Insulting someone will not help convert
> them to MySQL it will drive people away.
> 
> Anyway enough of my rant...
> 
> Serge.
> 
> On Fri, 16 Aug 2002 09:46:44 -0500
> "Mark Matthews" <mmatthew@stripped> wrote:
> 
> 
>>Mary Stickney wrote:
>>
>>>What exactly is Trolling....
>>>
>>>
>>>I find MYSQL to be slow , sorry if that doesn't met with your approval.
>>
>>But you don't give examples.
>>
>>I've found MS-SQL to be slow at times, especially when used from JDBC,
>>but I don't make crack comments about it newsgroups without backing up
>>my claims.
>>
>>Why don't you show us your queries? Do you really care to learn if MySQL
>>could be faster and you're just using it wrong?
>>

I didn't intend it to be insulting. Maybe people are oversensitive. The 
problem is that it was very easy to take Mary's e-mail out of context, 
because there was no hint that she was having problems and was therfore 
upset over that...The volume in this e-mail list is tremendous, we don't 
see all messages.

If someone's going to make a negative comment as a reply to some 
un-related e-mail, and then say "But I posted my problem earlier" but 
never refer to it in the email containing the negative comment that is 
un-related to their problem, then it is a bit of a leap to assume that 
people that respond will have read _every_ message in this list, and be 
able to connect the two.

If anyone found me harsh, I apologize, but I didn't intend the message 
to come off that way.

Just remember that if you expect answers here, you need to help us a 
little, we're not omniscient, and not all of us read every single e-mail 
on this list....Heck, there's been 113 today and the day's not over!

	-Mark






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MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Elizabeth Bogner16 Aug
  • Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Matthew Walker16 Aug
  • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mary Stickney16 Aug
    • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Kent Vilhelmsen16 Aug
    • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Francisco16 Aug
      • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mary Stickney16 Aug
        • Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mark Matthews16 Aug
          • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mary Stickney16 Aug
            • Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mark Matthews16 Aug
              • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mary Stickney16 Aug
              • Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Serge Paquin16 Aug
                • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mary Stickney16 Aug
                  • Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mark Matthews16 Aug
                • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Aron Pilhofer17 Aug
          • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mary Stickney16 Aug
            • Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Jocelyn Fournier16 Aug
              • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mary Stickney16 Aug
                • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mary Stickney16 Aug
                  • Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Jocelyn Fournier16 Aug
                    • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mary Stickney16 Aug
                      • Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Jocelyn Fournier16 Aug
                      • Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Van16 Aug
                        • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mary Stickney16 Aug
                      • Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Dan Nelson16 Aug
                        • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mary Stickney16 Aug
                      • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Aron Pilhofer17 Aug
        • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Francisco16 Aug
          • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mary Stickney16 Aug
            • Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Jocelyn Fournier16 Aug
              • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mary Stickney16 Aug
                • Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Jocelyn Fournier16 Aug
                  • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mary Stickney16 Aug
                    • Re: improving slow query (was: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed))Benjamin Pflugmann16 Aug
                • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Aron Pilhofer17 Aug
            • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed) - not part of the rant, but real informationAdam Nelson16 Aug
              • Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed) - not part of the rant, but real informationDavid Lloyd17 Aug
        • Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Tom Gao16 Aug
          • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mary Stickney16 Aug
        • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Aron Pilhofer16 Aug
          • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mary Stickney16 Aug
            • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Aron Pilhofer16 Aug
              • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mary Stickney16 Aug
            • Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mark Matthews16 Aug
          • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mary Stickney16 Aug
        • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Aron Pilhofer16 Aug
        • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Aron Pilhofer16 Aug
    • Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Gelu Gogancea16 Aug
      • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mary Stickney16 Aug
        • Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Gelu Gogancea16 Aug
          • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mary Stickney16 Aug
  • Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Anderson Pereira Ataides16 Aug
RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Art Fore16 Aug
RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)John Griffin16 Aug
  • Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Elizabeth Bogner17 Aug
Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Heikki Tuuri16 Aug
RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Alec.Cawley16 Aug
RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)John Griffin16 Aug
  • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mary Stickney16 Aug
Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Jocelyn Fournier16 Aug
Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Heikki Tuuri16 Aug
RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Kenneth Hylton16 Aug
Re: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Jocelyn Fournier16 Aug
  • RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Mary Stickney17 Aug
RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Steve Orr16 Aug
RE: MySQL vs. Oracle (not speed)Heikki Tuuri16 Aug