Database performance

Posted by Edouard on 12 Mar 2019

This port is the first in a series about the challenges behind database performance and how to accurately assess it. In future posts, we will dig more into the specifics of benchmarks and design choices.

The Penrose stairs of performance

If you are following database innovation you can see that nearly every database vendor out there has at least one benchmark putting them in the first place. With every vendor selling the fastest database there is, you end up in a Penrose stairs situation where everyone is faster than everyone.

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Tags: memory, optimization, process, software, performance

On quality and code size

Posted by user on 26 Sep 2011

I recently came across a great blog post asserting - based on numerous studies - that size is the best predictor of code quality.

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Tags: agile, process, programming, quality, Uncategorized, unit testing