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eWeek: Server Databases Clash

Mar 01, 2002, 11:59 (31 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Dyck)
"For four weeks last month and early this month, eWEEK and sister publication PC Magazine carried out a comprehensive benchmark of the latest available versions of five server databases. These tests showed us on a level playing field which database performed best when used with a Java-based application server. We also were able to evaluate different approaches to database server tuning that can help every one of these products perform better.

To our knowledge, this is the first time a computer publication has published database benchmark results tested on the same hardware since PC Magazine did so in October 1993.

We tested IBM's DB2 7.2 with FixPack 5, Microsoft Corp.'s SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 2, MySQL AB's MySQL 4.0.1 Max, Oracle Corp.'s Oracle9i Enterprise Edition 9.0.1.1.1 and Sybase Inc.'s ASE (Adaptive Server Enterprise) 12.5.0.1."

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