Re: [tkined] SQL Databases...

From: Greg A. Woods (
Date: Mon Feb 28 2000 - 17:59:50 MET

[ On Friday, February 25, 2000 at 14:43:26 (+0100), Szokoli Gabor wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: [tkined] SQL Databases...

> On Thu, 24 Feb 2000, Stuart wrote:
> >
> > Yeah, I'm on Cary's side here. Storing large numbers of measurement
> > "tuples", matching them up with previous data (like for delta
> > computation),
> I always feared that.
> I am struggling between two main concepts about counters:
> -storing them raw
> -storing them smart (deltas, reboots noticed, etc)
> I came up with a looong SQL statement that returned the deltas to be used
> in reports, but it strained the DBserver, and was highly inefficient.
> If anyone has a good one handy, that may change my perception of the
> world.

I'm not such a big fan of SQL.

However I am beginning to be a big fan of RRDtool. It's designed
explicitly for the purpose of storing relatively(*) large amounts of
SNMP data in ways that make it both quick to store and easy to retrieve
(it of course stores in the the "smart" way):

(*) One person reports updating a database with ~17,000 new values every
minute, though I don't think the number of rows kept was reported.

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