I'm not completely sure i'm describing this problem correctly, as it's unlikely this hasn't been done somewhere already, but google-fu has failed to help. I ask for your patience in the reading as it's probably a case of "why not use X?".
Situation is as follows:
- I have a large (>1m records, between 20-300 linked attributes per record) data set in place through a somewhat slapdash combination of TT and DBIx::Class:Schema. This works, but with the quantity of users accessing it, it's beginning to show cracks.
- The major feature of this platform is Multimedia also known as Really Big Files. The pages around it are really just window dressing, but window dressing that will change just frequently enough to need ease of adjustment.
- I have enough familiarity with DNS to make the Big File Hosting seperate and balanced through a bunch of seperate servers, but I do not know enough about distributed databases to make them work with the resources at hand.
Thus what I would like to make is a collection of static database pictures through TT/DBIx, but one that can be bulk updated when a suitably large change to the underlying data is applied at frequent intervals. The situation where every single item has to have a database hit for no reason is just a waste of (limited) resources.
I've finally got enough familiarity with supporting modules to start applying Catalyst, so the re-write will possibly be my first full foray into it. The ideal would be if this function already exists within Catalyst.
Thanks for looking
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