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From:Brian Timmins Date:April 21 1999 6:50am
Subject:Re: NT vs Linux
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Hi Sean

I am a new-comer to MySQL but I've been a database analyst/designer/dba for
18 years on Oracle, Informix and latterly (10 years) Sybase.

I have two identical 2-processor pentium boxes, 128 Meg, 4Gig SCSI, both
running Sybase 11033, one with NT4 and the other Linux5.  Both are optimised
by experts (in the case of NT, NOT me :-)) to run Sybase only.

In purely memory intensive/mathematical operations the Linux box is 82%
faster, and in disk i/o intensive operations the Linux box is 141% faster.

I would be astonished if the same were not true about MySQL!

Draw your own conclusions ;-)

Regards, Brian
Work:    btimmins@stripped
Home:   brian@stripped

Sean Hynes wrote:

> We are debating mySQL on NT vs Linux. I know linux doesn't have the gui
> overhead and is more stable, but we don't have time to learn
> command line operation on Linux. How much of a preformance loss are we
> looking at for strictly a NT/IIS 4.0 database server vs. Linux/ Apache
> system? Each server is a standalone database server.
> What kind of advantages and disadvanteges do each have?
> We are running Web Apps from a browser.
> Thanks
> Sean Hynes
> President - Weblogix
> High-Impact Web Design & Hosting
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NT vs LinuxSean Hynes21 Apr
  • Re: NT vs LinuxSasha Pachev21 Apr
  • Re: NT vs LinuxAllen Bolderoff21 Apr
  • Re: NT vs LinuxBrian Timmins21 Apr
  • Re: NT vs Linux ( a little OT)Steve Edberg21 Apr
  • Re: NT vs LinuxFred Read21 Apr
Re: NT vs LinuxBrian R Timmins21 Apr