Re: Date's First Great Blunder

From: Anthony W. Youngman <>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 19:27:26 +0100
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In message <c6b60a$fu1$>, Dawn M. Wolthuis <> writes
>While it seems to me that the PICK model is much more flexible (but I don't
>have evidence to prove that), I will grant that all of the systems I have
>seen that use the model are mid-range in size. I suspect that when you need
>to scale beyond the millions to the billions of stored "records" in one
>"file" you might be out of the PICK league. I'll have to ask some pickies
>about scaling up. I'm more inclined to think that recent approaches to
>scale, such as clustering, might apply to the big guys where PICK might be
>left in the dust on newer scaling techniques.

Most implementations of Pick don't really like individual "tables" over 2Gb in size. Actually, most current implementations have had that problem fixed, but it can be a pain to upgrade to a new version, and also a pain if you hit the barrier before you convert!


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