The time to insert a record consists of:
Where (number) is proportional time. This does not take into consideration the initial overhead to open tables (which is done once for each concurrently-running query).
The size of the table slows down the insertion of indexes by N log N (B-trees).
You can speed up insertions by locking your table and/or using multiple value
mysql> LOCK TABLES a WRITE; mysql> INSERT INTO a VALUES (1,23),(2,34),(4,33); mysql> INSERT INTO a VALUES (8,26),(6,29); mysql> UNLOCK TABLES;
The main speed difference is that the index buffer is flushed to disk only
once, after all
Locking will also lower the total time of multi-connection tests, but the maximum wait time for some threads will go up (because they wait for locks). For example:
thread 1 does 1000 inserts thread 2, 3, and 4 does 1 insert thread 5 does 1000 inserts
If you don't use locking, 2, 3 and 4 will finish before 1 and 5. If you use locking, 2, 3 and 4 probably will not finish before 1 or 5, but the total time should be about 40% faster.
If you are inserting a lot of rows from different clients, you can get higher
speed by using the