[Gllug] Microsoft was distributing Ubuntu

Richard Huxton dev at archonet.com
Wed Jun 27 12:18:57 UTC 2007

Chris Bell wrote:
> On Tue 26 Jun, Richard Huxton wrote:
>> I do configure SQL databases, and it all depends what you're after.
>    Thanks, I do try to pass on reasonable information if I chat to others.
>    A friend is currently using Mysql but just starting to look at Postgres.
> One thing that is urgently wanted is a faster system, with a better
> near-real-time backup server for safety, although there are not many users
> that require access.

Mysql seems to outperform for simple queries with few clients. 
PostgreSQL seems to move ahead once you have larger queries and higher 
concurrency. Once you start pushing lots of disk I/O your choice of 
controller becomes the limiting factor.

   Richard Huxton
   Archonet Ltd
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