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From:jonathan michaels Date:July 17 1999 1:36am
Subject:Re: Needing information
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On Fri, Jul 16, 1999 at 10:23:33AM -0600, Sasha Pachev wrote:
> Laurent PIERRE wrote:
> > 
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I'm new on the list. I found the benchmarks results that are on the mysql
> > site, and would like to ask some questions to the people who did them.
> > 
> > If you could send me their email address, I would be very grateful.
> > 
> > Laurent.
> > 
> Laurent:
> Remeber that the purpose of many honest benchmarks is to entertain the
> person who wrote them :-)  Sometimes they are written to prove that
> product A is better than product B, those are Mindcraft-type benchmarks
> :-) Very often a slight tweak in the system may tip the benchmarked
> performance quite a bit one way or the other.
> The best way to get an idea whether a certain configuration is good for
> you or not is to build a simple system that will do operations similar
> to your target system under similar conditions and measure the
> performance yourself. The is often not an easy job, and does require
> creativity, but it is fun! 

actually this is not the best way to do the evaluation it is 
the only way to do it.

i (we, my partners) have seen people caught out time and time 
again ... asking questions and building paper systems, a lot 
like what happens here (in other places as well) from time 
to time.

well anyway they get thier paper tigers assembled and do al teh 
mindgame mumber schuffling, then go out and build teh cheapest 
version of teh hardware model that is supposed to wrk. after it 
drops dead they go looking for analysts to hide thier mess, 
grin sort off.

good quality hardware is not cheap, but then again after you 
have built your sample machine you can go back tothe 
manufacturer and get more of teh same ... unlike the bargin 
basement specials, here today gone tommorrow -- in more ones 
than the obvious one, or two.

designing a database is far more than taking pen to paper and 
working out the table size, file and field distribution statistics, 
but then again we all know that bit don't we ??? 

take care


Jonathan Michaels
PO Box 144, Rosebery, NSW 1445 Australia

Needing informationLaurent PIERRE16 Jul
  • Needing informationsinisa16 Jul
  • Re: Needing informationSasha Pachev16 Jul
    • Re: Needing informationjonathan michaels17 Jul
RE: Needing informationLaurent PIERRE16 Jul
  • RE: Needing informationsinisa16 Jul
RE: Needing informationLaurent PIERRE16 Jul