AW: AW: filling a db on CD, what happens?

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Thu Feb 7 11:54:45 CST 2008


Oops... my bad... :D

On 2/6/08, Luis <luis at anachreon.co.uk> wrote:
> That'd be Structured Query Language, don't be that kind to it...
>
> Cheers,
>
> Luis.
>
>
> Andre Garzia wrote:
> > Tiemo,
> >
> > I've been using both RDBMS and flat files. A quick opinion is that
> > with SQL you don't need to reinvent the wheel and this is specially
> > good when you're going to do cross references and searching. SQL
> > stands for Simple Query Language, it's really easy to make queries
> > with SQL.
> >
> > With flat files, you need to roll your own search routines and this
> > can be a huge bottleneck on your code. If you go brute force looking
> > every single record in your thousand+ database, you're sure that will
> > take a while. If you decide to optimize your searches and build your
> > own indexing and searching, then you'll spend a lot of time in there.
> >
> > So, for my projects, I settle like this: if there's heavy searching go
> > with SQL, if it's just data storage and retrieval, then stack files
> > will do.
> >
> > I must say, I am in love with stack files, they are so flexible!
> >
> > Cheers
> > andre
> >
> > On 2/6/08, Tiemo Hollmann TB <toolbook at kestner.de> wrote:
> >> Hi Derek,
> >>
> >>> Like I said though, it depends entire upon the type of database you are
> >>> working with.  I don't use SQL as I find it to be rather bulky.  I use
> >>> Flat Files, and I write all of my own database handlers, so my coding is
> >>> not dependent on SQL or some other type of database and it's limitations.
> >> Interesting to read, did you ever compared the performance on "big" datas?
> >> Up to now I havn't found a performing way how to loop through 20.000 records
> >> in a flat file for generic selection with a search term compared with a
> >> select - where. Looping through 20.000 records and searching for a sting
> >> with lineoffset() to select a list of datas wasn't fast enough for me.
> >> Perhaps you found a better trick?
> >>
> >> Tiemo
> >>
> >>
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