Fastes database server for

Hi,

I’m currently building a small rails application that needs to store web
traffic information. Similar to google analytics and clicky. (but
simpler) It needs to store refer domains and visitors. Integration goes
through a small javascript snippet.

My question is: What database server is the fastest and should I use for
this app?

I was thinking about SQLlite.

Thanks for your time,

Regards,

Vincent

Vincent B. wrote:

Hi,

I’m currently building a small rails application that needs to store web
traffic information. Similar to google analytics and clicky. (but
simpler) It needs to store refer domains and visitors. Integration goes
through a small javascript snippet.

My question is: What database server is the fastest and should I use for
this app?

I was thinking about SQLlite.

No! SQLite is not suitable for production use in Web applications,
since it doesn’t handle concurrency issues well. PostgreSQL should be
fast enough if set up properly; you might also consider something like
MongoDB.

Thanks for your time,

Regards,

Vincent

Best,
–Â
Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
[email protected]

How much traffic are you expecting, how many inserts a minute?

You should simply set up a test and use curl perhaps to call the api and
see
which database performs best.

I recently heard about MongoDB, maybe Ill give that one a try.

If I use the Mongo Wrapper does it work the same as if I where using a
SQL or MYSQL database?

On 04 Feb 2010, at 14:18, Vincent B. wrote:

I was thinking about SQLlite.

Dont use SQLite in production, it’s not designed for that, it’s more
of a single user local database. I’d suggest MongoDB for your use-
case, but PostgreSQL or MySQL could also be an option.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt

Vincent B. wrote:

I recently heard about MongoDB, maybe Ill give that one a try.

If I use the Mongo Wrapper does it work the same as if I where using a
SQL or MYSQL database?

MySQL is a SQL database.

Answer: I’m not sure. I suspect it would be at least a little different
since the underlying DB is so different, but I’ve never used Mongo.

But PostgreSQL will work just like any other SQL database.

Best,
–Â
Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
[email protected]

On 04 Feb 2010, at 17:36, Vincent B. wrote:

I recently heard about MongoDB, maybe Ill give that one a try.

If I use the Mongo Wrapper does it work the same as if I where using a
SQL or MYSQL database?

Mongomapper uses a slightly different syntax than ActiveRecord,
leaning more towards DataMapper. This is quite understandable though,
since it’s more apt for a schemaless database. No reason not to use it
though.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt

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