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Database speed tests (mysql and postgresql) - part 2
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Here is the comparison between mysql and postgresql for selects (only). I had used the same table that i had created earlier http://jayant7k.blogspot.com/2010/09/database-speed-tests-mysql-and.html while comparing insertion speed. I have created approximately 1,000,000 records in the table and ran selects on them. I also modified the configuration of both mysql and postgresql to enable faster
Databases: Normalization or Denormalization. Which is the better technique?
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This has really been a long debate as to which approach is more performance orientated, normalized databases or denormalized databases. So this article is a step on my part to figure out the right strategy, because neither one of these approaches can be rejected outright. I will start of by discussing the pros and cons of both the approaches. Pros and Cons of a Normalized database design. Normalized databases fair very well under conditions where the applications are write-intensive and the write-load is more than the read-load. This is because of the following reasons: Normalized tables are usually smaller and...
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