I wrote an import in PHP using the Magento Models to create attribute sets, attributes and products. Especially the creation of the attribute set seems to be taking a very long time and there are like 15 tables and >60 rows involved. Is there a way to speed this process up? I tried disabling indexing but that didn't do much good.
Is writing raw SQL advisible? Would that even be much faster? To me it seems like the problem might relate to the EAV data model.