Posted in Psycology, Usability

Speed of Thought – Why is speed the killer feature

Losing your software user’s attention is a matter of seconds, or probably just one second. That is why you must strive very very hard to make sure the application has sub-second response times. Speed of your application, is still The Killer Feature. Here is why

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Posted in Database, Performance Tunning, protocol

Anti-Caching a better way to do memory management for database systems

I have been confused about this for half a month until i figured this out. So what is Anti-Caching? And why is it needed? How is it different from the traditional buffer-pool system in all the databases today?

Dr. Stonebraker gave a talk where a small part of it talks about “Anti-Caching”. It is supposed to be a better way to use memory with databases dealing in large datasets

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