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RE: OT RE: Async I/O on Windows

From: Mohan, Ross <>
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 07:16:57 -0800
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Oh, btw, I have NOT supported a single "large" MS/SS database, but.....I would be curious to hear more about them, and am (at least these days) the ULTIMATE AGNOSTIC.

People with "religion" (Larry is God, Oracle is God, Gates is Satan, My God is better than your God, etc.) are fun to poke at, especially when they run around with their eyes and ears closed, swinging their weapons, and yelling about their total supremacy.

Bottomline, i think it would be cool as hell to hear about getting a massive SS2K/NT database up and going.....I am, after all, a TECHNOLOGIST, not a "Company Man".

Yours in Data,


-----Original Message-----
From: Afanassiev, Alex [] Sent: Monday, February 05, 2001 6:18 PM
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Cc: ''
Subject: RE: OT RE: Async I/O on Windows

Hi Ross

From you previous posts to the lists you seems to be a guy with the great sense of humour that's why I always read your posts - very often they are very funny.
The first one about TPC-C marks was really good and made me laughing.

But after 10 times even the brilliant joke becomes boring.

If you argue not just to argue and if you do really support M$ solution and prefer in to Oracle/UNIX would you be able to provide more references and facts than this ridiculous advertising site that could be useful only for people that do not have time/wish/knowledge for research but like flashy charts and tables ( unfortunately these people very often take a decision)

With regards
Alex Afanassiev
Oracle DBA, Internet.Operations/iFactory/Area63 Tel:    (03) 8 661 20 61
Fax:    (03) 9 650 36 74

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mohan, Ross []
> Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 9:21 AM
> To:   Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> Subject:      RE: OT RE: Async I/O on Windows
> [Richard Ji] 
> What I mean here is Oracle hasn't done a benchmark since MS and IBM
> published their numbers. 
> So do jump to conclusion so fast about who is better.
> ||  Point taken. They alway leapfrog. On the next jump, Oracle needs to
> jump about FOUR TIMES

>         as far.  That's alot. 

> [Richard Ji] 
> Actually Major Networks makes tons of money from Olympics, the Tour de
> France.  Why do you think they spend so much money to sign the exclusive
> right to broadcast it?
> ||  Uh....because the "products" keep getting better?  Maybe we should
> keep looking at benchmark
>         numbers, too?  That's my only argument. 

> That's fine with me if you found it far more cost-effective to read the
> results.  You said: "Oracle is NEVER in the top three. Usually, it doesn't
> even show up."  Funny just on the tpc site you referred to, Oracle is all
> I see in the top three for Non-clustered category.
> ||  See my previous post on the folly of RESTRICTING the servers to
> NON-clustered systems.
Received on Tue Feb 06 2001 - 09:16:57 CST

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