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Blog Archive for bernt during October 2005

In response to my A Read-only database in a jar? one of the commenters remarked that "Derby is alright but is much slower than HSQL" and referred to a benchmark at http://jamie.ideasasylum.com/notebook/index.php?id=4. And guess what? He's is right. The problem is to figure out how he's right. I had one of our performance engineers look at the benchmark source and he came back telling me that...
In Norway, all wines and liquors and beers stronger than 4.75 volume percent are sold at Vinmonopolet a state monopoly (Literally "The Wine Monopoly"). What has this to do with a read only database? Well, I once had an application on my Palm which contained Vinmonopolet's complete catalogue. Every now and then I updated the catalogue and was the able to search for information about their...