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Very Large Non-Dynamic Table for Lookups
Posted by: Eidetic Hans
Date: October 23, 2009 05:46PM

I have a very simple table: Field A, Field B

No more data will be written to the table, only lookups are needed. The Table will consist of at least 500 million records but could possibly hit around 1 billion.

What would be the most efficient method in MySQL for performing these lookups? Multiple tables? One large table? Indexing strategies?

Field A would be unique.

This is mostly a theoretical question. But I do have some similar tables that are around 10 million records and we may be adding more soon (they're mostly for lookups, by the way).

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