Millions of images
March 30, 2007 10:46 AM Subscribe
A project that I am working requires the storage and retrieval of several million images. What is the best way to do this?
posted by Mr_Zero to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A project that I am working on will require the storage and retrieval of several million images. The current idea for managing these images is to create a directory, dump 3000 images into it. Then create a database record that has the name of the image and the path to that image. Repeat when new images are added. Each million images would require 334 directories. Speed of retrieval needs to be fast and highly scalable. Is there a better way?