Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 15th Mar 2006 16:35 UTC
Databases "Within the past two years, Oracle, IBM and Microsoft have all released freely available versions of their flagship database servers, a move that would have been unheard of just a few years ago. While their respective representatives would argue the move was made in order to better accommodate the needs of all users, it's fairly clear that continued pressure from open source alternatives such as MySQL and PostgreSQL have caused these database juggernauts to rethink their strategies within this increasingly competitive market."
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Joe User
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I suggest first a pretty good server such as you quad-Xeon or the like, with more RAM than the size of your DB. Then, install a few SCSI disks in RAID-5 or sthg, S.O. could be either RHEL or FreeBSD 6. And PostgreSQL has tablespace so you can distribute your data to several different RAID arrays. Then, maybe a small cluster or load balancing will be necessary.

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With a DB size of up to a 1TB, how on earth could he put that much RAM in a server?

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