[development] 115,000 records -- nodes or custom

Cameron Eagans cweagans at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 17:35:29 UTC 2012

Drupal.org is also running on a cluster of servers that have been scaled
over a longer period of time by people that know what they're doing.
On Mar 8, 2012 8:08 AM, "Ms. Nancy Wichmann" <nan_wich at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> Let's see, Drupal.org has more than 10 times the nodes plus many more
> comments. It runs D6 and uses Views. And it is usually fast enough.
> *Nancy*
> Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. -- Dr. Martin L.
> King, Jr.
>   ------------------------------
> *From:* Sam Cohen
> The client currently has a searchable database of a 115,000 records
> written in cold fusion in a separate database on a separate server.
> They would like me to bring it into their Drupal 6 site or at least onto
> the same server.
> I can do this in two ways:
> 1.   As a custom module running off it's own db.
> 2.  Or I can make it a content type and use Views for the interface.
> My preference is to just use CCK/Views for maximum flexibility -- but I
> question whether or not it's wise to add a 115k records to the node and
> other tables and what type of impact this might have on overall site
> performance.  (Any other downsides?)
> Anyone have any advice/suggestions?  If it was your project would you code
> it separately or use CCK/Views.
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