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    Database where contents define structure

    I am looking to build a database where the data stored in the db is so numerous that a lookup table or hash index are impractical. Basically I am thinking I will arrange the data in a tree based structure and to find a particular node, I'll have to start from the beginning and traverse the tree, like a linked list. Is there an example of this type of database somewhere that you could recommend for me to study? Thanks.

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    yup
    its called an index.. thats how indexes often work
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    Quote Originally Posted by DustinYoder View Post
    I am looking to build a database where the data stored in the db is so numerous that a lookup table or hash index are impractical.
    You do realize that modern databases can easily handle gigabytes of data, don't you?
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

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