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Interlude: Obsidian vs. 100,000
During the past benchmarks, Obsidian has crushed the competition. So let's raise the bar and lead a 100,000-page army into battle.
Today we’ll do a quick look into how Obsidian works with a really large amount of interconnected pages.
If you haven’t read about the Obsidian benchmark yet, you can do this here:
If you haven’t read about the methodology before, you can do this here:
Importing the 100,000 pages was straightforward but took its time. While you could start working with Obsidian after a few minutes, building the complete index took more than two hours.
Here are some statistics:
Paragraphs (Blocks): 853,409
Page Links: 1,873,962
Unique Links: 198,385
In the video, I show how it's like to work with such a large database afterward (it’s surprisingly well).
And just because we can - here is the animated 100,000 pages graph:
By the way, the explosion at the end is just a nice effect to cover obsidian finally crashing on my computer.
Obsidian is also convincing in this test; even 100,000 highly linked pages are digested by the application with a bit of puffing. The developers should think about caching the backlinks at least in the meantime and not recalculating them every time the active window changes. Unfortunately, the graph loses any usefulness with these amounts of data, since it cannot be worked with reasonably for performance reasons.
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