[Haskell-cafe] Consensus about databases / serialization

Lihn, Steve horng_twu_lihn at merck.com
Thu Jan 3 13:34:29 EST 2008

For small queries, it does not matter much which approach you choose.
But for large, complex queries, such 3-table join (especial Star
Transformation) and/or large data set (millions of rows involved in
large data warehouses), the performance will differ by order of
magnitude, depending on how things are optimized.  


-----Original Message-----
From: haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org
[mailto:haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org] On Behalf Of Peter Verswyvelen
Subject: RE: [Haskell-cafe] Consensus about databases / serialization

Yitz wrote:
> My impression from some previous posts is that
> because of the high-level approach, it is difficult
> to control the precise SQL that is generated. In practice,
> you almost always have to do some tweaking that is
> at least DB-dependent, and often application dependent.

Can't the same be said regarding SQL itself? It sometimes needs
That's the problem with any high level abstraction no? Just like in
you sometimes have to use strictness tweaks. Of course having an extra
on top of SQL will make the tweaking more difficult :)


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