Re: database contest in c't (German IT magazine)

From: Robert Treat
Subject: Re: database contest in c't (German IT magazine)
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Msg-id: 200606121704.10795.xzilla@users.sourceforge.net
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In response to: database contest in c't (German IT magazine)  (Markus Schiltknecht)
Responses: Re: database contest in c't (German IT magazine)  ("Jim C. Nasby")
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database contest in c't (German IT magazine)  (Markus Schiltknecht, )
 Re: database contest in c't (German IT magazine)  (Michael Dean, )
 Re: database contest in c't (German IT magazine)  (Michael Dean, )
 Re: database contest in c't (German IT magazine)  (Josh Berkus, )
 Re: database contest in c't (German IT magazine)  (Robert Treat, )
  Re: database contest in c't (German IT magazine)  ("Jim C. Nasby", )
 Re: database contest in c't (German IT magazine)  (Peter Eisentraut, )
 Re: database contest in c't (German IT magazine)  (Christopher Browne, )

On Monday 12 June 2006 14:46, Markus Schiltknecht wrote:
> Hi,
>
> in the current edition of the german computer magazine c't the results
> of the database contest, which they announced last year, has finally
> been published. It was based on a very simple DVD-Store web application
> from Dell. [1]
>
> Back then I spent some time modifying the original php5 application to
> use PostgreSQL. I've written some stored procedures in C and optimized
> the schema at obvious places. I've been short on time, though, and
> couldn't do everything I wished to do. Most importantly connection
> pooling didn't seem to make it into the final entry I have submitted. :-(
>
> That might be one reason for the disappointing performance result: last
> place, just before the disqualified entries.  The performance trophy
> (once again) has gone to the MySQL Benchmark Team... [2]
>
> With that result I fear I did a disservice to PostgreSQL. Once again it
> seems to be just slower than MySQL. I'm sorry for that. Especially
> because other strengths of PostgreSQL didn't get mentioned.
>
> OTOH I at least hacked up something. My entry was the only counting one
> using PostgreSQL - which is surprising and disappointing me. (The only
> other PosgreSQL entry from Alvar C.H. Freude unfortunately got
> disqualified because it was sent in too late [3]). Didn't the PostgreSQL
> community know about that contest? IMHO it would have been  worthwhile
> to start a community project and submit an entry. Just to get rid of
> that 'too-slow'-image PostgreSQL still has.
>
> At least I have learned: next time I'll try to start a community project
> for such a contest!
>

If you feel strongly about it, you could still start a community project, then
get improvements and spread the word.

--
Robert Treat
Build A Brighter Lamp :: Linux Apache {middleware} PostgreSQL


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