The main thrust of the FSP team at Fujitsu Australia Software Technology (FAST) is to promote PostgreSQL for business use. I have yet to meet someone who doubts PostgreSQL’s enterprise pedigree – that is, it’s ability to perform cost-effectively as a major component of a mid to large sized organisation’s most critical business IT system. This is the ‘acid test’ for a business owner (or the responsible CIO) and arguments about TCO, licencing or even open source itself may be less of a consideration.
As an enterprise-grade database, one would expect PostgreSQL’s performance on an enterprise architecture such as Itanium to be impressive. The FSP team here in Sydney Australia have carried out some preliminary benchmarking of PostgreSQL on a Fujitsu Primequest 520 (Itanium 2) system. The results to date point to this combination as being an outstanding Enterprise-grade infrastructural solution.
The FSP team will be available at the OpenCeBIT (www.opencebit.com.au) exhibition in Sydney from May 1st to May 3rd to discuss PostgreSQL on Itanium with visitors to the booth. A full-featured Fujitsu Primequest (Itanium) system will be on display, and demonstrations of it’s capabilities can be provided on request.