MauDweeb: Database Architects of Dune, Chapter 1


road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the

mountain just a little bit to test that it’s a mountain. From the top

of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.
from MuaDweeb: Family Commentaries by the Princess Irulan

Summoned! Summoned to meet with the local representatives of the Bene Management. To discuss performance! That’s what they said. Who knows what’s behind the unfocused eyes of a Bene Manager.

What could they want? It must be more than performance., I thought.


architecture changes were looking good. Tests were written. Tests were

performed. The tests run by Consultixian C’tair had proven our

supposition. Those queries that returned in less than a second would

take longer but anything that took longer than 30 seconds in the

current system would take less time.

Our tests proved that! Why this meeting? Didn’t they get the memo?

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