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Re: Very large tables

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: William Temperley <willtemperley(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Very large tables
Date: 2008-11-28 15:48:55
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William Temperley escribió:

> I've been asked to store a grid of 1.5 million geographical locations,
> fine. However, associated with each point are 288 months, and
> associated with each month are 500 float values (a distribution
> curve), i.e. 1,500,000 * 288 * 500 = 216 billion values :).
> So a 216 billion row table is probably out of the question. I was
> considering storing the 500 floats as bytea.

What about a float array, float[]?

Alvaro Herrera                      
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.

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