From: Herbert Poetzl (herbert_at_13thfloor.at)
Date: Wed 27 Apr 2005 - 23:36:55 BST
On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 09:48:23AM +1200, Sam Vilain wrote:
> Herbert Poetzl wrote:
> >yeah, well, that's the beauty of proprietary services ...
> >btw, postgresql is a very fine alternative to oracle, and
> >this is not just hogwash told by folks who never used
> >oracle before ... but of course YMMV
> Sadly, Postgres is missing these important features;
> - bitmap indexes
> - OLAP query re-writing
I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about ...
New Enterprise Features in 7.4
* Hash aggregation in memory to make data warehousing and
OLAP queries up to 20 times faster;
(they are now at 8.0.1 or later ...)
> Without those, our database would run like cold treacle.
well, there are a bunch of SQL 'features' not present
in Oracle either ... so it really depends on the requirements
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