Subject Re: What is the difference between these connection strings?
Author Dmitry Yemanov
02.10.2014 16:24, brucedickinson@... wrote:

> Dmitry, few years ago there was a rumour that connecting through TCP/IP
> was slower than through XNET / pipes. Could you clarify on this? Is
> there any difference in terms of performance when retrieving/inserting
> data from/to database depending on the protocol?

I don't know for sure about WNET/pipes, this protocol is not commonly used.

But XNET/shmem is really known to be faster than INET/tcp, at least
before is implemented.

However, it has its own drawbacks, see