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Re: Inserting values into a variable table

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Stephan Szabo <sszabo(at)megazone(dot)bigpanda(dot)com>
Cc: Greg Quinn <greg(at)officium(dot)co(dot)za>, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Inserting values into a variable table
Date: 2006-11-26 18:23:50
Message-ID: 21234.1164565430@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Stephan Szabo <sszabo(at)megazone(dot)bigpanda(dot)com> writes:
> On Sun, 26 Nov 2006, Greg Quinn wrote:
>> Now as you can imagine, on the server side, if you have 100 users, and all
>> their message source sitting in one big table, it can slow down read
>> operations because of all the disk i/o.
>> 
>> Previously, I was using MySQL and placing all the users data into separate
>> tables gave me a huge performance increase.

> That makes sense, although table partitioning might be a good fit for what
> you're trying to do.

To be blunt, this sounds like you didn't have your tables properly indexed.

			regards, tom lane

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