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Any overhead is generally considered irrelevant when you’re on a small database. For example, going from 50GB in a table to 75GB is 50% overhead, but easily handled in a time where you just pay for more GB on RDS.

That doesn’t hold true when working on multi-terabyte tables or databases when physical disk space in a chassis is actually a boundary you have to consider.




> Any overhead is generally considered irrelevant when you’re on a small database. For example, going from 50GB in a table to 75GB is 50% overhead, but easily handled in a time where you just pay for more GB on RDS.

Often disk-space is less the issue, and it's more about whether things can fit in memory or not...




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