How Fast Can Updates Run?

Last time, I introduced the notion of strict and lenient updates. Now it’s time to see what the performance characteristics are of each.
Just to rehash, we are focusing on the storage engine (a la MySQL) level, and we are looking at a database on a single disk — the one we are using […]

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Updates & Discipline

So far, I’ve analyzed point and range queries. Now it’s time to talk about insertions and deletions. We’ll call the combination updates. Updates come in two flavors, and today we’ll cover both.
Depending on the exact settings of your database, the updates give a varying amount of feedback. For example, when […]

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