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From:Johnny Withers Date:January 30 2003 4:27pm
Subject:RE: Storage issue
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These two links should help you.

I believe you would be using a 4byte field. So..

(1 314 000 000) * (4) = 5 256 000 000 bytes

or, 5.256Tb

(assuming my calculations are not in error)


Johnny Withers
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jonas Askås [mailto:jonas@stripped] 
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 2:52 AM
To: mysql@stripped
Subject: Storage issue


I'm wondering how well MySQL compress data. I'm about to design a
database which will hold mainly _a lot_ of FLOAT-values, and since I do
not really know how well MySQL compress data or how I could calculate
this I'd really appriciate a little guidance.

Here's an example of how much data could be stored in a year:

1 value/minute are stored = 1440 values/day.
365 days / year.

We have 100 different tables with 25 columns each.
This makes 100*25*365*1440 = 1 314 000 000 values per year.

A typical value could be 25,5624.

How much space (in Mb) could this take up after a year do you think?

Best regards,
Jonas Askås

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