I am considering a model where I use PostgreSQL COPY to copy data from a file into a table. I was wondering what kind of performance to expect on high-end hardware. An interval in MB/s would be nice so I can start estimating. If you just know the answer on other databases, I would be interested to compare.
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This is a bit hard to tell, what is high-end hardware?
Using Oracle on EMC storage 60MB/s is certainly possible. Using that same old Oracle on exadata can be slightly faster, 300MB/s and sometimes higher, again, depending on the configuration. A full rack is faster than a half rack ...
@David, you are almost certainly going to be IO bound on your database server, with the following (commonly understood) caveats:
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