Hi Clive,

To answer your questions:

1. Our ODBC driver as well as MySQL Connector are to be installed on the Windows client and configured to access the server. The server can be on any supported platform and you will have to configure it to be available for clients to find and access it. Ubuntu is one of the supported platforms.
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2. Good question! The X-axis is indeed for test numbers. The Y-axis is the time in milliseconds that each test took to complete. All tests were done using 1,000 records or 1,000 times (loop).

3. Those initial tests were done using Find commands. We will be doing further tests and those should include using DDs

4. Mr. Gingy is available for hire but last time we got complaints - he not only opened the door but also drank the beer...