Re: Which SQL is the best for servers?

From: The Natural Philosopher <a_at_b.c>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 07:43:37 +0000
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Jack wrote:
> "pg" <> wrote in message 

>> I am involved with a SQL server project. The server would be used in a
>> very heavy duty environment, with hundreds of thousands, if not
>> millions of database enquiries per minutes.
>> The server would run Linux or one of the BSD variant, with at least
>> 32GB of RAM. We are not very certain of the hardware specs yet because
>> we haven't decided on which SQL to use.
>> I know that Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL are all designed for heavy
>> duty uses.
>> And I checked all available online resources for a SQL comparison and
>> all I could find is some articles dated 2005 or so !
>> So, here's my questions:
>> 1. Are there any recent SQL comparison article available?
>> 2. Since the server may come with only 32GB of RAM, which SQL can run
>> the "leanest" - that is, not a memory hog?
>> 3. The server might also become a web-server, which SQL can tie itself
>> to the Web-based enquiry they best?
>> Please give me your suggestion / opinion. Thank you !!
> Hi!
> Well, use Oracle database. If needed use RAC/GRID, if you really have so 
> heavy dyty usage ;)
> But you could try with single server. (and later take GRID and add more 
> nodes, if usage growns)
> Do not put web-server into same box (server) as database.

There speaks a man who looks like he is posting from the oracle group.

 From my far more limited knowledge, it makes sense to me.

> Jack
Received on Mon Feb 16 2009 - 01:43:37 CST

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