[lug] SQL and JAVA on Linux
stimits at idcomm.com
Wed Aug 2 00:43:18 MDT 2000
Calvin Dodge wrote:
> "D. Stimits" wrote:
> > John Starkey wrote:
> > >
> > > Ok here's a little digression from the firewall debate, if anyone is
> > > interested.
> > >
> > > I have on my box, postgres, Oracle, and Sybase. Actually I have the Oracle
> > > disk that comes with Solaris8 so it's for the Solaris box. Sorry.
> > >
> > If you want a db over 2 gig, you'll need some patches to work it on
> > linux. If you're trying to learn or don't need over 2 gig, linux is
> > probably cheaper.
> I can't speak for Oracle and Sybase, but postgres is NOT limited to a 2 gig
> data size. It stores the tables as separate files, and starts new files when
> any exceed about 1 gigabyte. The docs say that - with sufficient RAM - one can
> have up to 200 gigs of data.
I think more than one of the popular databases probably can cluster over
2 gig per, depending on which one. So I guess the "over 2 gig" is
indirectly disqualified as a "bad thing" on several brands.
> Calvin Dodge
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