Designing a Database to Handle Millions of Data

Hafiq Iqmal
Geek Culture
Published in
14 min readFeb 26, 2023

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As we navigate through the ever-evolving technological landscape of our data-driven world, it has become increasingly evident that organizations of all types, sizes and sectors generate and rely on big data on a daily basis. From financial transactions, customer interactions, marketing campaigns, supply chain management, to employee records, the amount of data generated by organizations is staggering.

In order to effectively manage and make sense of this enormous volume of data, designing a database management systemthat is capable of handling millions, if not billions, of data points is critical to the success of these organizations. Such database must be built with the capacity to store, retrieve and manage data in a way that ensures data integrity, security and scalability.

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Challenges

Designing a database for handling millions of data comes with a number of challenges, including:

  1. Data retrieval: With large datasets, retrieving data can be slow due to the sheer volume of data that needs to be searched. This can lead to delays in processing and can negatively impact the user experience.

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Hafiq Iqmal
Geek Culture

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