Subject Re: [ib-support] insert in Firebird
> No, there is no preparation. The question is that the
> application was linked with a library that was made to be
> very generic.
> Each operation is independent of the others.
> I know that this is not the best approach for a batch process. But the
> question is that this same "approach" works very well with Oracle,
> without any tunning.

I think that this is an example of why BDE was a good idea,
but of little use in production.

Based on the figures you have given, I would expect a clean
Interbase insert to complete 4000 records of 500 bytes each
in 20-30 seconds. I pump that volume of data regularly.

You have obviously found the bit that Oracle is good at, but
Interbase can do conciderably better. If you must use this
'generic' library then I think it needs some major work to
get both Oracle and Intebase working closer to their
optimum. It does not look like something that can be used in
production at present!

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services