The third version of the importer bypasses the ORM, but still uses the database layer that I have, which at least protects and escapes the SQL.
Finally, a marked improvement in memory usage:
An average saving of 1.3MB, which is respectable I guess. What was really awesome was the time saved:
11m58s vs 11m49s vs 1m07s
I’ll take that! Don’t use an ORM I guess. Of course this means I’m now ignoring all the model validation, which doesn’t fill me with confidence.