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I am a CS student who is becoming a sophomore. Currently I am working as a summer intern and I need help. My supervisor is ok for me using this website because he is busy with his own work. So I am only doing trivial work.

I have a class library that has a web refrence of my web service I made.
He told me that this web service is going to be used alot.

So I made the web service and I needed it to retain it's information through OS refreshing the service. So I made an SQL server Database. He said he is worried that the SQL server Database might be the bottleneck of the program. He said, try to make it so we don't have to use a database. And he said something about memory.

So my question here is. Which is the best choice to use if I need something to be very fast and use the least amount of memory so the server don't crash.

SQL server Database? or
An embedded database engine (DBF.NET Link[^])? or
In-memory database (SQLite Link[^])
Posted 8-Jul-11 12:20pm
Updated 8-Jul-11 12:24pm
TRK3 8-Jul-11 18:34pm
How much is "alot"? And what kind (how much) information needs to be retained?
Member 8015046 8-Jul-11 18:52pm
Millions or Billions, but I have resorted to do speed test for each one.

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The only reason I can see for it to be a bottleneck is if you store big files in it and have a lot of users. I would expect SQL Server to outperform the other options you mention. If you keep your SQL simple, if you use SQL Server and have problems with it, you can move your DB to another type later and see how it performs.

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