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Re: One large v. many small (fwd)

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: Jeff <threshar(at)torgo(dot)978(dot)org>, pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: One large v. many small (fwd)
Date: 2003-01-31 18:44:00
Message-ID: 200301311044.00583.josh@agliodbs.com (view raw or flat)
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Jeff,

> so after a week of engineering and futzing we had things under control..
> (db changes, massive app changes (agressive caching))
> 
> Yes it was horrid to throw out RI (which caused some minor issues
> later) but when the business is riding on it.. you make it work any way
> you can.  In a perfect world I would have done it another way, but when
> the site is down (read: your business is not running, you are losing large
> amounts of money) you need to put on your fire fighter suit, not your lab
> coat.

Actually, I'd say this is  a great example of what I'm advocating.  You 
started out with a "correct" design, from an RDBMS perspective, and 
compromised on it only when the performance issues became insurmountable.  
That sounds like a good approach to me.

-- 
-Josh Berkus
 Aglio Database Solutions
 San Francisco


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