Tag: performance

IBM i vs. MySQL: a Performance Test

A few years ago, I expressed on the midrange-l mailing list some frustration I was having regarding database performance on an AS/400. I recall saying something like … MySQL vastly outperforms the AS/400. For the tests I was doing, it appeared that MySQL was indeed faster. My tests weren’t very rigorous, however. My posts caught […]

New System

While I was on my vacation, they installed a new IBM i model M25 at work for development. It’s quite nice … and significantly faster than the previous 820 we had. It reminds me of my last job … when we upgraded from a D35 to one of the new “RISC” systems (they had just […]