On Fri, Aug 04, 2006 at 11:57:03AM -0500, Kenneth Marshall wrote: > On Fri, Aug 04, 2006 at 12:40:36PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote: > > "Guillaume Smet" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > > And what about compression of on-disk sorting? > > > > That's purely a performance issue, which some people seem to want > > to define as "not a new feature" ... which is not *my* view of > > what's important ... > > > > regards, tom lane > > > From my point of view, some of these new performance features are > the most important changes in the 8.2 release. We are using other > databases currently because of performance problems that are going > to be addressed in this release. If we can use PostgreSQL instead, > their are new possibilities for reliability and robustness that > our current database choice will not allow.
The problem with 'performance improvements' from a PR standpoint is that they're not very sexy unless you've got some numbers to go with them. "8.2 has many performance improvements" - yawn. "On average, users have seen 40% performance improvements in 8.2, and in some cases performance increased over 1000%" - wow! Have you by chance done any performance testing with HEAD that can be compared to 8.1? -- Jim C. Nasby, Sr. Engineering Consultant [EMAIL PROTECTED] Pervasive Software http://pervasive.com work: 512-231-6117 vcard: http://jim.nasby.net/pervasive.vcf cell: 512-569-9461 ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 4: Have you searched our list archives? http://archives.postgresql.org