[rescue] Mozilla Firefox
kloch at gurunet.net
Thu Apr 22 13:32:52 CDT 2004
Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> For that matter, much of the time you don't really need an SQL server.
> Flat files, especially indexed, are almost always faster than using SQL.
Faster than the MySQL C API? For all but the most trivial datasets
I doubt it.
For Java or Perl code, you may be right.
Of course the biggest obstacle to database performance is unoptimized
schema and queries. The worst performance is usually obtained when
a DBA insists on academically normalized schema.
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