Hi guys,

Had an interesting conversation earlier on today with Timothy Witham from the Open Source Development Lab (important place sponsored by IBM, HP, CA, etc) earlier on today. They've been basing their database performance suites on SAPDB, but are having problems with it and looking to move to a better database.

This is an opportunity for us to get a lot of corporate-acceptable testing and similar done, if there are a few people willing to help out.

Am very much interested in people's thoughts on this, and especially hoping that some people are willing to get together and get the needed bits done.

Regards and best wishes,

Justin Clift


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: OSDLabs and PostgreSQL
Date: 19 Feb 2003 14:18:30 -0800
From: Timothy D. Witham <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Organization: Open Source Development Lab, Inc.
To: Justin Clift <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
References: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

  Further thoughts, I think that we have hit a wall with
our progress with SAPDB on the performance front.

  If you would check out the performance pages on
the three database tests. These are fair use
subsets of the TPC W,C and H benchmarks and they
are open source. (www.osdl.org/projects/performance)

  I will be blunt with you.  If we had somebody
who was willing to:

        1) Work on getting the kits ported over.
        2) Work on performance issues we discovered
        3) Work on enhancements that would help
           in both the real world and these tests

  I would be willing to move all of our work over
to that RDBMS. Our goal is to make the overall
infrastructure better and I think that we could
do that working with just one database but we
have to get the support from those database



Randal L. Schwartz wrote:

I recently attended a presentation by the director of the Open Source
Development Lab (www.osdl.org).  Apparently they have two things that
are useful to open-source database developers:

a) some ongoing work to make nice database test suites for benchmarking

b) lots of hardware available for *free* for testing

All you have to do is sign up.  I'm about five minutes from the site,
so if there's anything that needs to be done physically there, I'm
game.  But generally, it's all handled remote anyway.

Did I say they have lots of hardware?  Big disk arrays.  2-way, up to
32-way(!) processor setups.  Fast pipes to the net.

Did I say free?  As long as you're working on open source stuff, you
can take a number.


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