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Breck Carter
Last modified: February 12, 1998
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Tip 77: Sybase SQL Anywhere
Performance Tips & Techniques

A Final Word

In the Introduction Harold Geneen was quoted as saying "Performance is your reality. Forget everything else." To be fair to Mr. Geneen, he was talking about "performance" in a broader sense.

"I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words,
explanations are explanations, promises are promises
- but only performance is reality." - Harold Geneen

This article has concentrated on tips and techniques for improving the performance of applications using Sybase SQL Anywhere. Performance is important, it might even rank well ahead of whatever comes in second place, but it's not the only measurement of quality.

"Optimization is not free. Gratuitous optimization can
be translated directly into missing features or later release dates."
- Peter da Silva, Ferranti International Controls Corporation

Or, in other words, be careful:

"Knowing when to optimize is as important
as knowing how." - Tom Neff

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