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Open Source PostgreSQL Trails Oracle In Benchmark, But Not By Much

Jul 19, 2007, 16:30 (1 Talkback[s])

"Sun Microsystems has published a test of the PostgreSQL system running on its UltraSparc Niagara hardware, producing one of the few high-end server benchmarks available on the open source PostgreSQL database.

"The test showed PostgreSQL results that were about 12% lower than an Oracle database system running on a comparably priced HP Itanium system, an outcome that Josh Berkus, a core contributor to the PostgreSQL open source project, called 'a good day for open source...'"

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