I agree. If you download their code and look at it, they didn't bother to optimize too heavily. Plus, they used bi-directional cursors in Sybase / MS SQL which have historically
Originally posted by CrazyCrane
The eWeek study is too limited to show anything conclusive, sadly. SQL Server performed like a dog, but that's probably almost entirely due to the fact the application was written in JSP and the JDBC driver they used was, well, cr*p (and still in beta format). As always, the "right" database depends on the project in hand; MySQL might be perfect for one piece of work and hopeless for the next (same is true of every database of course).