Well, no. Delphi isn't better, same time just for downloading data... But
as I told before, if for ex. pgAdminIII is running on server machine it is
a lot faster, I do not know why, I was monitoring network connection
between client and server and it is using only up to 2% of full speed.. is
server can't send faster? or client is not accepting data faster?
That difference is suspiciously high - you need to get one of your
network boys to check that the NIC in your client box is operating at
full speed (and/or does not clash with whatever network device it is
plugged into). The other thing to check that that your client box is
reasonably spec'ed : e.g. not running out of ram or disk in particular -
or suffering from massively fragmented disk (the latter if its win32).
With respect to the Delphi, you can probably narrow where it has issues
by running test versions of your app that have bits of functionality
- retrieves the bytea but does not display it
- retrieves the bytea but displays it unformatted, or truncated
- does not retrieve the bytea at all
The difference between these should tell you where your issue is!
By way of comparison, I have a Php page (no Delphi sorry) that
essentially shows 50 rows from your files table over a 100Mbit network.
Some experiments with that show:
- takes 2 seconds to display in Firefox
- takes 0.2 seconds to complete a request (i.e. "display") using httperf
This indicates that (in my case) most of the 2 seconds is being used by
Firefox (not being very good at) formatting the wide output for display.
The figure of about 2-5 seconds seems about right, so your 20-30 seconds
certainly seems high!
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