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You haven't really given us much info about what this data is going to be used for. I mean, you have said what data is going to be stored, but what are you going to do with it? If your purpose is storing the data then reporting on it, then I think you're looking in the wrong place. A simple MySQL or SQL Database would do just fine and the reporting tools ...


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If all you want to do is keep track of which authors contributed to which papers, then all you need is a simple intersecting entity (see more) like this: Here the columns of the SUBMISSION table are just the two primary key columns from PAPER and AUTHOR. These two columns will jointly form the primary key of the intersecting table and will also each ...


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The actual costs are difficult to quantify as they are often diffused. Often they appear as slower transactions. For a system used rarely, this may not be significant. For a system used for an hour a day, that is taking twice as long as is required the cost would be about 100 hrs a year per person using the system. Slower transactions may also have ...


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I am not sure that I would consider this to be an issue of inheritance, and from the description, I would say that the Address table would depend on the other two tables instead of those two tables depending on the Address table. But that minutia aside, I would recommend: If you are only storing U.S. or maybe U.S. and Canada addresses, then you can do a ...


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InnoDB log files are stored on disk and so consume disk space - http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/innodb-configuration.html. However the innodb_buffer_pool_size does impact memory usage. I find this a good reference for memory sizing - http://www.mysqlcalculator.com/



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