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mysql viability (was: shells and bells)

On Thu, 4 May 2000, Jerry Callen wrote:

> Ron Peterson wrote:
> Let's flog this dead horse a little longer and see if it moves...
> > If all you care about is read performance, you're not really 
> > creating much of an _application_, so much as, umm, a card file.
> Or a read-mostly database, which is very common in the so-called
> "data warehousing" market space. I'm personally using a "data base"
> (currently a collection of flat files...) of moderate size (5-10GB)
> that is updated about 2 or 3 times a year. Read performance is all
> that matters.

Jerry, I'll gladly buy you a beer too if you're interested. ;)

I won't even try to estimate the size of the databases I used to play with
(at UPS). Our applications did nothing but read from them, extracting the
"useful" information out and creating new, smaller databases for the suits
to work with.
> At the moment, it's not using *any* database management system. :-(

Niall Kavanagh, niall at
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