Porting Pearsons to Postgres. Performance?

I’ve uploaded a version of the Pearson’s Coefficient code which runs on postgresql. You can download it here.I wrote this as an experiment to see if Postgres could help us with some of our MySQL performance woes.

Some brief experimentation suggests that once you fix PostgreSQL’s ridiculous default configuration the performance story is relatively happy. At small sizes MySQL is moderately faster, but as the sizes get large PostgreSQL seems to take the lead. I don’t have any sort of formal benchmark yet: This needs much more testing before I can definitively claim either is faster than the other, but for now the signs in favour of PostgreSQL are promising.

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