> On Tue, 9 Feb 1999 13:44:32 -0800, "Boris"
> >>To demonstrate the advantages of the platform, the demo last week showed the
> >>appliance running nearly three times faster than a server with Oracle8i
> >>running atop Windows NT on identical HP hardware.
> >That's because Oracle NT sucks. They way to go is Microsoft SQL Server 7.
> Don't you see the connection...Microsoft runs better on microsoft
> OS's. Nothing else can compeat. Microsoft on MAC OS can't even
> compeat with Microsoft on Mocrosoft OS.
> But MySQL on linux outperforms MS/SQL on WinNT ( pent 90 linux, pent
> 233 NT and MySQL is still faster at least in small business databases)
> Havent had to opertunity to try MS/SQL with my 200+MB databases which
> is slow no matter what. wrote my own software for that so the files on
> the HD are gziped down to 90MB and all processing ( queries ) is done
> via shell scripts. Let's see DBM done using batch files in NT
> accessable through simple telnet. :-)
Well I have tried MS/SQL and let me tell you, WHAT a PEICE of utter
I worked on a DICOM web image server, we used Windows NT Enterprise
Edition, IIS, and MS SQL Enterprise edition on a Pentium Pro dual
processor machine. No other extra services were installed. The SQL
server process would crash under high loads. Fortunately Microsoft has
the SQL Manager with restarts the process when it crashes!
For kicks, we ported the code to Linux using Apache and PostGreSQL.
Never a crash, never a problem, on a pentium 233 64 Meg RAM vs the dual
Pentium Pro with 128 Meg. The NT server had a 1 to 2 second deleay
before service, the Linux box was almost instantainious. The NT box, SQL
would crash periodically on the complex queries, PostGreSQL would not.
Not to mention the cost! We had to go EE because of the number of users,
at $3999 for NT and $3999 for SQL we could save $7998 for better
performance and use Linux. The only issue is acceptence of Linux, a year
ago that was a problem, but, less now.
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