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19 Jun 11

Joins are fast ( permalink
Joins are fast. Joins should be considered standard practice with a properly normalized database schema. Don't fear the join.

It's true that join performance degrades non-linearly as the size of the data set increases. Therefore, it doesn't scale as nicely as single table queries, but it still does scale.

It's also true that a bird flies faster without any wings, but only straight down.

21 Apr 11

Lucene Solr ( permalink
Solr is the popular, blazing fast open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project.