On Tue, 24 Oct 2006, Vivek Khera wrote:
> On Oct 23, 2006, at 7:01 PM, Mike Jakubik wrote:
>> So, first of all, am i crazy for choosing fbsd+mysql for this rather than
>> something like Solaris + Oracle? :) Secondly, i am just looking for some
>> suggestions, opinions, success/failure story's that may help me out. Is
>> anyone out there using FreeBSD for something of this size? I am hoping that
> Take a good look at postgres. In the end, it really depends on your workload
> and how much truly relational qork you're expecting the DB to do. If all
> you're using the DB for is a file store, you might as well use mysql, but
> then you have to worry about all of your data integrity in your application.
> Personally, I prefer to put that burden on the DB engine.
> The size of your DB is not all that large. There are people running terabyte
> DB's under postgres. Our big DB is around 60Gb with hundreds of millions of
> rows spread across dozens of tables which are regularly joined with each
> other for reports. It is pounded on 24x7 with lots and lots of inserts,
> updates, and selects going on all the time.
Could you share with us your servers' hardware specifics and configuration
(tuning) of PostgreSQL?
This would help many in making decision.
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