At 10:30 PM -0400 10/3/99, Bruce Momjian wrote:
>> What do/are the MySQL folks using for test data? maybe start off with
>> what they are using to time MySQL and then look at how PostgreSQL can do
>> it, maybe differently?
>> Is there somewhere where the MySQL benchmarks can be downloaded from,
>> including teh data?
>Let me address my recollection of that discussion. The basic issue is
>that MySQL is somewhat faster because they don't have any
>transactions/rollback capability, no user-defined types, and are SQL
>built on top of an ISAM-type file with the indexes inbedded in the file,
>so to add an index requires rebuilding the table.
>Second, the MySQL folks don't mention the features they _don't_ have,
>except now they mention they don't have transactions.
Uh ... what? Chapter 5 of the MySQL manual goes into the missing
functionality in some detail. I have never gotten the impression that
they're trying to hide what isn't present.
Paul DuBois, paul@stripped