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From:Gerald Clark Date:June 12 2000 2:13pm
Subject:Re: Huge Database
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sinisa@stripped wrote:

> David Jeske writes:
>  > On May 28th, Jeorg wrote:
>  > > We have to store 38 Million records of data on one CD. The database
>  > > has to be accessible on the CD and this is 650-680 MB of space. It
>  > > has to be read only so inserts and updates are not needed.  This
>  > > means for these 38.000.000 addresses you have only 17-18 Bytes for
>  > > each record.
>  > >
>  > > [snip]
>  > >
>  > > Because Monty does not have enough free resources at this time and I
>  > > have no time (and not enough internal knowledge of MySQL) to program
>  > > it mysqlf, I am asking you. If someone is willing to try to do the
>  > > job, Monty can help him/her by explaining where to start from, what
>  > > files to look at and maybe give some other good advises.
>  >
>  > This post, along with the recent addition of BDB table support begs to
>  > ask the question:
>  >
>  >   Would it be possible to get a fairly simple and documented "table
>  >   handler API" in MySQL, so that others could write new table handlers
>  >   easily?
>  >
>  > I'm guessing now that there is ISAM, MyISAM, and BDB, something like
>  > this must already be forming inside MySQL naturally.  This would
>  > facilitate future projects such as the one above, or the BDB stuff, or
>  > other very compact data-storage types, which would leverage the fast
>  > and simple SQL interface MySQL already has.
>  >
>  > Monty?
>  >
>  > --
>  > David Jeske (N9LCA) + http://www.chat.net/~jeske/ + jeske@stripped
>  >                 eGroups Director of Core SW Engineering
>  >
>
> Hi!
>
> We have started discussing a documentation for source, but so far it
> is not started yet. So far there are docs for few parts of server
> only.
>
> There is simply no time.
>
> Regards,
>
> Sinisa
>

Why not put it on DVD ?

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Re: Huge DatabaseDavid Jeske11 Jun
  • Re: Huge Databasesinisa11 Jun
  • Re: Huge DatabaseGerald Clark12 Jun
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