Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Comment Re:I have a solution (Score 1) 45

Author here. The point of the demo is not to show the benefits of indexing. That, you are quite right, is obvious. The point was to show how the database can parallelize application code. Instead of asking the database to perform a query or a transaction, whether synchronously or asynchronously, you pass your data-processing code to the database to schedule and run. The idea is to unite the database and the application, or make the database not just a data-store but also a parallelization framework. But don't mistake this database to be some sort of monolithic monster running on a huge server and programmed in an obscure language. This database runs the application on the application server, and it uses whatever language the application employs.

Slashdot Top Deals

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. -- Jerome Klapka Jerome