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Re: db engines VS flat files

From: Jared Still <>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 07:25:42 -0700
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In addition to Greg's comments I would like to add that anyone suggesting flat files for 50 gig of data is probably not at all familiar with database technology.

Perl is an excellent language for manipulating data, but it is not a database engine. 50 gigs of data is totally unmanagable as flat files.

Personally, were someone to suggest that to me I would have to bite my tongue to contain the laughter.

At the very least, something like MySQL should be used.

For a look at what is available in the way or database interfaces for Perl, have a look at:


On Sunday 09 September 2001 12:40, agc wrote:
> I would like to know your opinion about the developments under for
> example perl for handling large amounts of datas (sets of flats files
> larger than 50 gigs) vs the option of using oracle for exmaple for doing
> the same task, wich would be more eficinet? why? cheers
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