[Monetdb-developers] MAPI protocol suggestion

Stefan de Konink stefan at konink.de
Sat Nov 22 13:55:56 CET 2008

Martin Kersten wrote:
> Consequently, moving to a binary protocol is not
> warranted by comparison, nor effective in terms
> of performance improvement. 50% of the cost in
> MonetDB for these queries are the SQL parser and
> query cache matching.
> Given the focus of MonetDB on datawarehousing,
> rather then high volume web-interactions, there
> has been no steps taken to improve the protocol.

You only mention here the performance gain within MonetDB, as opposed to 
the performance gain that could be generated if the client doesn't need 
to parse integers from strings to work on them but only make an in 
memory reference to the current row, and threating it as a c-struct.


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