On Tue, Mar  1, 2016 at 02:02:44PM -0500, Bruce wrote:
> On Tue, Mar  1, 2016 at 07:56:58PM +0100, Petr Jelinek wrote:
> > Note that I am not saying that other discussed approaches are any
> > better, I am saying that we should know approximately what we
> > actually want and not just beat FDWs with a hammer and hope sharding
> > will eventually emerge and call that the plan.
> I will say it again --- FDWs are the only sharding method I can think of
> that has a chance of being accepted into Postgres core.  It is a plan,
> and if it fails, it fails.  If is succeeds, that's good.  What more do
> you want me to say?  I know of no other way to answer the questions you
> asked above.

I guess all I can say is that if FDWs existed when Postgres XC/XL were
being developed, that they likely would have been used or at least
considered.  I think we are basically making that attempt now.

  Bruce Momjian  <br...@momjian.us>        http://momjian.us
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