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From:Fred Lindberg Date:April 12 1999 1:19pm
Subject:Re: Above-board and beyond reproach?
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On Mon, 12 Apr 1999 14:42:41 +0200, Brian Timmins wrote:

>Hands-on-heart, honest, comments anyone?

Be honest.

Col 1: speed on fastest OS for DB.
Col 2: speed on linux 2.2.x
Col 3: speed on NT 4.0

Footnotes for explanations.

A user may be stuck with NT. In that case, it's irrelevant what the max
speed of the db is. The relevant info is the max speed under NT. OTOH -
if you need to use Sybase, MySQL speeds become irrelevant, but the info
that the same hardware can run the db 2-3x as fast with another OS
becomes very important.

Footnotes: It's not hard to tweak the hardware/OS a little for a
particular DB/OS. Thus, using one set of "identical hardware" can give
different results from another. MySQL is much faster with a unix domain
socket (*local host) than over the net. OTOH, then the benchmark
program runs on the same host. Another db may not have that option.

IMHO, it's also important what "identical hardware" you need. I've for
quite a while run MySQL together with mail and WWW serving on a
486/66/32MB. Low end hardware may run MySQL, but not any of the other
alternatives.

-Sincerely, Fred

(Frederik Lindberg, Infectious Diseases, WashU, St. Louis, MO, USA)


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Re: Above-board and beyond reproach?Fred Lindberg12 Apr
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