Subject Important settings for perfomance
Hi all,

our company is developing a system using firebird since years. This system is a "real-time" production steering application.
This means for us, that our applications need to perform a lot of different sql (with join over some table) in the shortest possible time. Today if we encounter a slow application behavior, we try to optimize the sql's...
I just wonder, what performance would be possible usind firebird, as we are planning to switch to a more flexible database structure, and this will for sure increase the db load.
We are using the superClassic with around 30-50 db- users connected. We need to keep our db as small as possible to keep the performance on a high level. This means every year we need to copy away the old data. Actually the fb- process does not often claim to the CPU's limit, so i think the bottleneck are the HDD's, where we are using usuably RAID 1 with fast server HDD's.

My question:

Is there any complete documentation regarding all the performance critical points for the firebird db?

What processor to use with which "db- usage- pattern"?
-->Up to how many core provide more speed?
How to optimally use page size settings (RAM)?
What about SSD's? Which modell is good for productive usage?
OS- settings, p.e. cluster size of file system?