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Selecting a Storage Model

Updated at: Jul 15, 2020 GMT+08:00

During database design, some key factors about table design will greatly affect the subsequent query performance of the database. Table design affects data storage as well. Scientific table design reduces I/O operations and minimizes memory usage, improving the query performance.

Selecting a model for table storage is the first step of table definition. Select a proper storage model for your service based on the following table.

Storage Model

Application Scenario

Row storage

Point query (simple index–based query that returns only a few records).

Query involving many INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE operations.

Column storage

Statistics analysis query, in which operations, such as group and join, are performed many times.

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