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Here's my thought on ๐Ÿ’ญ Optimizing SQLite for servers

Very interesting article by Sylvain, suggested by Simon Willison.

Definitely some things that I want to come back and try later on.

Here is the TLDR of the whole post

PRAGMA journal_mode = WAL;
PRAGMA busy_timeout = 5000;
PRAGMA synchronous = NORMAL;
PRAGMA cache_size = 1000000000;
PRAGMA foreign_keys = true;
PRAGMA temp_store = memory;

This is interesting, and something I need to consider. I definitely have an application with slow count queries. I am not sure how to make it better as its not a full count(*) so a count table doesn't work, nor does counting by index.

I might need to have a table of cached results, and if a write matches the counter increase it, or update all counters on write.

COUNT queries are slow SQLite doesn't keep statistics about its indexes, unlike PostgreSQL, so COUNT queries are slow, even when using a WHERE clause on an indexed field: SQLite has to scan for all the matching records.

One solution is to use a trigger on INSERT and DELETE that updates a running count in a separate table then query that separate table to find the latest count.

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