[theforum] weo 2b: to OSS or not?

John Handelaar john at userfrenzy.com
Tue Nov 9 20:40:40 CST 2004

Jeff Howden wrote:
> John,
>>From: John Handelaar
>>I think he meant getting the data, but there's nothing
>>available currently to anyone but Jeff as far as I'm
> Nope, server locked down absolutely as tight as a drum 

Good, reasons not required

>>From Oracle.   I imagine that, Jeff being a talented
>>guy, he may also have made a few changes to the DB
>>schema - which while nice in a textbook sort of way,
>>could performance-wise almost have been designed to be
>>as inefficient as possible.  (Full text of every article
>>was stored in the same table as all the other
>>article-related data.  Not a nice way to treat any DB
> First, please explain what you mean in more detail


That querying a story table which includes the full text of an 
article is memory-heavy, regardless of the DB server.

 > Second [snip]

You expressed concerns before about thesite's performance even 
with ~1000 items.  I'd figured you'd fixed it, is all.

 > Third [snip]




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