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By rkettelerij
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Submitted: Oct 15 2013 / 10:47

It’s a common belief among developers that storing binaries in a database is not a best practice. It is particularly believed to be slow in both read and write performance. A common solution is then to store binaries as files on a (networked) filesystem while keeping a reference to those files in the database. While this is fine in most cases it does pose one issue: It’s not ACID.
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