I have an array of 6 million database records. Each record has 100 columns. Is there a formula to calculate the amount of memory that is being utilized by the server? Will this be exponential?
The processing involves writing the contents of these records to XML files. It won't be 6 million files, but it will be a significant number.
I need to know what kind of RAM to allocate for this process, before I kick it off.
If there's no formula, what steps should I take? Any insight would be helpful.