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Assorted Rants Tagged ‘Database’, page 1:

OLTP DB Optimizations 102 – Group Commits

Quote: “if we can commit several transactions at the same time – RDBMS needs to fsync() our DB logs to physical disks only once”
Another Quote: “if going our preferred way of single-writing-DB connection – make sure NOT to use RDBMS-level Group Com”

OLTP DB Optimizations 102 –100% Coherent App-Level Cache for Single-writing-DB-connection

Quote: “with our app-level cache, we’re guaranteed to get exactly the same results as if we’d be querying the underlying database.”
Another Quote: “why settle for invalidation when we can modify cache accordingly, saving on the extra DB request when we’re dealing with the same USER again?”

DB Execution Plans for C++/Java Developers, and for anybody who has read Knuth

Quote: “If I was a compiler-with-ability-to-create-indexes-as-I-need-it – what would I do to make The Ideal Execution Plan™ for this request?”
Another Quote: “When we have that ideal-execution-plan – we still need to convince our SQL compiler to use it”

OLTP DB Optimizations 101 – Thinking in Terms of Execution Plans

Quote: “to realize how our queries are working – we need to start thinking in terms of so-called “execution plans”.”
Another Quote: “it can be faster to use Table Scan rather than Index-Scan+fetch over such a low-selectivity index”

Scaling Stateful Objects

Quote: “it is DB which is usually The Bottleneck™ – it means that we’re saving this enormous amount of load, exactly where it really matters.”
Another Quote: “as discussed above, the real-world task is always about scaling the whole system, including database; and in this regard Stateless-App-based systems exhibit significant problems.”