Subject Mass insertion speeds
Author Jason Frey
I'm inserting ~360,000 records in a table in my database (The table has 3
columns, all indexes disabled for the insert). I'm running firebird 1.0 on
WinXP, athlon 1.2ghz, 768 meg of ram.
What kind of speed should I be seeing in inserting records? I'm currently
seeing between 15,000 and 20,000 records a minute. A sample of the inserts
are like this:

insert into temp values('86147','346.80','00900-10000.00');
insert into temp values('86147','346.81','00900-10000.00');
insert into temp values('86147','346.90','00900-10000.00');

I have a commit every 15,000 records. Forced Writes are enabled.
It just seems like 15k records a minute seems... slow. Maybe I'm off base
Also, is there a better way to do a mass insert than having the insert
statements in a file, and just doing them one by one?
MSSqlServer has the data import, which flies through through my source tab
delimited file and inserts the entire set of records in 10-15 seconds (What
it does, I'm not sure). Does FB have something similar?

- Jason