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Subject: Re: [boost] Request for Interest in several Modules
From: Dominique Devienne (ddevienne_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-01-12 03:08:58

On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 10:46 PM, mloskot <mateusz_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I'd really like to see CppDB proposed for review.
> This would be a great opportunity to resurrect discussion
> on design and implementation of super-duper C++ library
> for communication with DBMS.

A generic RDBMS library using typesafe modern C++ is great, but one
thing to keep in mind is performance and not fall into the
most-common-denominator pitfall. For example, using Oracle OCI, I see
a 5x performance improvement on inserts from using array operations
(like OCIBindArrayOfStruct and co.) and minimizing round-trips to the
server, compared to doing "scalar" inserts, as most wrapper libraries
I know of perform. Blob read/write can similarly be greatly optimized
via array-ops (from 4x to > 20x depending in size and number of
blobs). Unless the community decides the high-performance use cases
are out-of-bounds as too DB-vendor specific, but let that be a
conscious decision at least, not an unforeseen consequence of the
library's design/API. --DD

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