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From "Johannes Christen" <>
Subject Berkeley DB JEDirectory Performance
Date Thu, 06 Jul 2006 15:06:45 GMT
Hi all.
I just want to share my experience with the Berkeley DB JEDirectory
implementation from the contrib. area. I spend two days evaluating and
testing it and found out that it does work, but has very bad performance
and very high disk requirements for medium size document volume. 
I indexed about 78000 documents (DPA news items) in the FSDirectory and
the JEDirectory, and here are the results:
Disk usage (index size):
FSDirectory: 322 MB
JEDirectory: 4650 MB
Indexing Performance:
FSDirectory: 84 minutes
JEDirectory: 402 minutes
Initial opening of the JEDirectory took about 45 minutes.
The searching itself was ok, but still about 1.5 times slower than with
the FSDirectory.
Ok. I hope than helped people who consider using the Berkeley DB
directory implementation in their application. It may do a good job if
you want to use transactions in small environments, but if the amount of
documents is getting big I wouldn't recommend the JEDirectory
Bye for now
    Jo Christen

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