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I asked the same question years ago and actually built the app both ways. The build-my-own database version was a lot of fun, but it was a toy. Using a real database enabled a commercial product that performs well under stress. SQL Database SQL lets you write one-liners for most of the kinds of reports you are talking about - one-liners that other ...


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making queries on things like temperature to sales of specific categories of products This (Queries) is one area relational databases are designed for. You are better off with a database with SQL support.


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Store the words using a text format, and build a database during the build. Instead of storing the information in binary format and storing the binary file in the version control, keep the pairs in a CSV file. This allows you to easily change it, commit the changes and, later, diff the changes with ease. Later, when you actually need this data in a ...



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