[ale] Any MySQL Experts around?

J.M. Taylor jtaylor at onlinea.com
Mon Feb 16 08:59:46 EST 2004


Obviously, if he had said Oracle or DB2 (or even Informix) I would not 
have posted what I did.

MySQL cannot handle such things.


On Mon, 16 Feb 2004, Jim Popovitch wrote:

> On Sun, 2004-02-15 at 12:12, J.M. Taylor wrote:
> > I would strongly urge you *not* to store your log files in any relational 
> > database.  There's just no reason to do it...
> I know of several Fortune 100 companies that do this.  The obvious reason 
> is for reporting purposes.  If I put all my syslog entries into a database, 
> that can handle them, then I can easily produce reports that show me 
> valuable data.  Imagine having 1000 servers and wanting to know the top 10 
> systems that had more than 2 root login failures per month.  Try doing that 
> with grep/sed/awk :)
> Oracle and DB2 can scale to hundreds of millions of rows and still be
> easily queried.  The trick is to use partitioning and to know in advance
> how you will need your indexes setup.
> -Jim P.
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Jenn Taylor
Systems Analyst, CIS
Armstrong Atlantic State University
taylorje at mail.armstrong.edu

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