Performance of Inserting Rows with a Regular Statement

This section describes how to measure the performance of inserting rows using a Statement object.

To compare the performance result from the previous result with regular Statement objects. I wrote the following Java program to measure the performance of inserting rows using a regular Statement object into an empty table:

/* DerbyPerformanceRegularStatement.java
 - Copyright (c) 2007, HerongYang.com, All Rights Reserved.
 */
import java.util.*;
import java.sql.*;
import javax.sql.*;
import javax.naming.*;
public class DerbyPerformanceRegularStatement {
  public static void main(String [] args) {
    Connection con = null;
    try {
      Hashtable env = new Hashtable();
      env.put(Context.INITIAL_CONTEXT_FACTORY, 
        "com.sun.jndi.fscontext.RefFSContextFactory");
      env.put(Context.PROVIDER_URL, "file:/local/fscontext");
      Context ctx = new InitialContext(env);
      DataSource ds = (DataSource) ctx.lookup("DerbyTestDB");
      con = ds.getConnection();

// Delete all rows from the table
      Statement sta = con.createStatement();
      sta.executeUpdate("DELETE FROM Profile");

// Start the test
     int count = 10000;
     long t1 = System.currentTimeMillis();

// Regular Statement to insert rows
      Statement rs = con.createStatement();
      Random r = new Random();
      for (int i=0; i<count; i++) {
        rs.executeUpdate("INSERT INTO Profile (FirstName, LastName)"
          +" VALUES ('"+Integer.toHexString(r.nextInt(9999))
          +"', '"+Integer.toHexString(r.nextInt(999999))+"')");
      }
      rs.close();

// End the test
     long t2 = System.currentTimeMillis();
     System.out.println("Regular Statement insert "+count
         +" rows with "+(t2 -t1) +" milliseconds");

      con.close();        
    } catch (Exception e) {
      System.err.println("Exception: "+e.getMessage());
      e.printStackTrace();
    }
  }
}

Here is the result on a Windows XP system with a 997MHz processor. You should compare this with the result from other performance tutorials.

Regular Statement insert 10000 rows with 47531 milliseconds

Comparing with PreparedStatement, regular Statement is about 6 times slower, see the table below:

Statement           # of inserts   Time in ms.   Comparison
PreparedStatement   10000           7953         100%
Regular Statement   10000          47531         598%

Last update: 2007.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) Introduction

 JDK (Java SE) Installation

 Installing and Running Java DB - Derby

 Derby (Java DB) JDBC Driver

 Derby (Java DB) JDBC DataSource Objects

 Java DB (Derby) - DML Statements

 Java DB (Derby) - ResultSet Objects of Queries

Java DB (Derby) - PreparedStatement

 PreparedStatement Overview

 PreparedStatement with Parameters

 PreparedStatement in Batch Mode

 Performance of Inserting Rows with a PreparedStatement

Performance of Inserting Rows with a Regular Statement

 Performance of Inserting Rows with a ResultSet

 MySQL Installation on Windows

 MySQL JDBC Driver (MySQL Connector/J)

 MySQL - PreparedStatement

 MySQL - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

 MySQL - JBDC CallableStatement

 MySQL CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 MySQL BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Oracle Express Edition Installation on Windows

 Oracle JDBC Drivers

 Oracle - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

 Oracle - PreparedStatement

 Oracle - JBDC CallableStatement

 Oracle CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 Oracle BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

 Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server - sqljdbc42.jar

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - Query Statements and Result Sets

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DatabaseMetaData Object

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DDL Statements

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DML Statements

 SQL Server - PreparedStatement

 SQL Server CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 SQL Server BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - Flat Text Files

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS Access

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS SQL Server

 Summary of JDBC Drivers and Database Servers

 Additional Tutorial Notes to Be Added

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version