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From "McDermid, Ian" <>
Subject RE: Tomcat,Apache,Linux,Oracle 8i,JDBC connectivity
Date Tue, 20 Feb 2001 21:19:28 GMT
postgresql has most of the features of Oracle, particularly transaction
support. Also it is free.

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 2:41 AM
Subject: RE: Tomcat,Apache,Linux,Oracle 8i,JDBC connectivity

I agree totally, mainly from the opint of view that no 
advice should be given without the knowledge of the 

I was going out on a limb though, and guessing that 
since linux and tomcat were chosen, a cost-effective 
solutions was sought after.



>I don't want to start an off-topic thread on this but #2 
is poor advice if you don't know what types of 
transactions are going to be
>needed in the app. There is a reason Oracle is used 
by very large companies for very large databases.
>AFAIK neither of mSQL nor mySQL support 
transactions nor a host of other "real" database 
features. I understand they are great for
>dbs where, for the most part, all the users are doing is 
queries and not updates.
>Also, while it makes sense that the missing features 
should make them quite fast there is evidence to cast 
doubt on that (at least
>for multi-user environments) here:
>> If you don't HAVE to, I would recommend:
>> 1. Use FreeBSD, not linux.
>> 2. Use mSQL or mySQL, there's less processing
>> overhead.
>> 3. Tomcat 3.2.1 has performance improvements over
>> 3.1. (3.3 is cleaner still, but I'm guesing you won't 
>> to use a milestone build)

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