Archive for the 'fragmentaion' Category

To BLOB or Not To BLOB: Large Object Storage in a Database or a Filesystem?

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

a paper from microsoft research comparing perfomance of 2 systems: metadata in db + files in fs vs. meatadata + files as blobs in db. Study uses MSSQL and NTFS. Datasets are in less than 1 GB size.