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Re: Math Operations - DB or App?

From: "Andrej Ricnik-Bay" <andrej(dot)groups(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Sean Davis" <sdavis2(at)mail(dot)nih(dot)gov>
Cc: "pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Math Operations - DB or App?
Date: 2006-05-09 21:55:37
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On 5/10/06, Sean Davis <sdavis2(at)mail(dot)nih(dot)gov> wrote:

> > With which operations/what number of calculations does
> > the CPU load on the server become a problem, though (compared
> > to the network-traffic caused by having it on the client-side)?  I can
> > think of a few applications/implementations that I wouldn't want to
> > be running on the server - where to draw the line?
> I would imagine that the answer is very complicated.  There are a lot of
> details in application design that are being ignored by my answer above.
> For example, can data be cached effectively on the client side (or in a web
> app, on the webserver)?  Is the app DB intensive (lots of concurrent
> read/writes) or are there monstrous queries running on the DB all the time
> (data mining app, for example)?  There are many points that do and should
> influence application design, so benchmarking, knowing user needs, hardware
> and software constraints, and maintainability all play into the answer, I
> think.
>
> Not an answer, I know....
I wouldn't say that :} ... it's pretty much exactly what I was hoping for,
namely that there *IS* no answer, and that it always depends on varied
factors which need to be evaluated for each individual case.


> Sean
Cheers,
Andrej




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