On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 11:54:44AM -0500, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> My basic question to the community is "is PostgreSQL approximately as fast
> as Oracle?"

> I'm currently running single processor UltraSPARC workstations, and intend
> to use Intel Arch laptops and Linux.  The application is a big turnkey
> workstation app.  I know the hardware switch alone will enhance
> performance, and may do so to the point where even a slower database will
> still be adequate.

I have found that PostgreSQL seems to perform poorly on Solaris/SPARC
(less so after recent improvements, but still...) compared to x86
systems - more so than the delta between Oracle on the two platforms.
Just a gut impression, but it might mean that comparing the two
databases on SPARC may not be that useful comparison if you're
planning to move to x86.


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