I am running mysql 4.0.18 on Windows 2003 server which also hosts my apache tomcat server. My applet makes a connection to the mysql database on the server as well as a socket connection to a service on the same server. In the lab with only a hub between the client and server, the application performs well and data is transferred quickly. In the deployed environment with a pair of gateways in between, socket performance is not affected much, but the application gui bogs down on the database queries. Performance is so slow that some simple GUI updates take up to 5-7 seconds with only a simple 1 table update occurring. The database updates are small (1 column) updates.
Does anyone have experience with this and/or can provide some insight?