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From:Derick H Siddoway Date:July 13 1999 10:50pm
Subject:Re: surviving the Slashdot effect
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>Oracle does have a higher overhead which makes it slower for read-heavy
>apps, but the benefit is that Oracle can sustain extreme levels of
>read-write concurrency without contention.  With Oracle, you can have, say,
>50 different threads writing rows to a table simultaneously while another
>200 threads read the same table, and all with out any significant
>contention or lock waits.  Reads are never blocked by writes.  Anytime you
>have a fair amount of writing and lots of users, Oracle will shine (as it
>should since that is what it is designed to do).  The Oracle kernel is
>designed to reduce contention to the minimum possible levels even under
>heavy write loads; a user wanting to read a record will not notice a wait
>or a significant performance loss due to a large number of threads writing
>the same table or even the same row.  Even pathological cases are handled
>gracefully.

I certainly don't want to start a flamewar over something silly like this, but
I just cannot let this particular paragraph (and especially the last sentence)
go by without one comment:

Not In My Experience.

-- 
derick


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