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From:Per Jessen Date:July 12 2011 11:26am
Subject: Re: Facebook Trapped In MySQL a 'Fate Worse Than Death'
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Daevid Vincent wrote:

>
http://developers.slashdot.org/story/11/07/09/1256241/Facebook-Trapped-In-My
> SQL-a-Fate-Worse-Than-Death
>  
> "According to database pioneer Michael Stonebraker, Facebook is
> operating a huge, complex MySQL implementation equivalent to 'a fate
> worse than death,' and the only way out is 'bite the bullet and
> rewrite everything
>
<http://gigaom.com/cloud/facebook-trapped-in-mysql-fate-worse-than-death/>
> .' Not that it's necessarily Facebook's fault, though. Stonebraker
> says the social network's predicament is all too common among web
> startups that start small and grow to epic proportions."


Fortunately those "web startups that start small and grow to epic
proportions" are quite limited in numbers :-)


/Per Jessen, Zürich

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Facebook Trapped In MySQL a 'Fate Worse Than Death'Daevid Vincent11 Jul
  • Re: Facebook Trapped In MySQL a 'Fate Worse Than Death'Claudio Nanni11 Jul
  • Re: Facebook Trapped In MySQL a 'Fate Worse Than Death'Per Jessen12 Jul
    • RE: Facebook Trapped In MySQL a 'Fate Worse Than Death'Jerry Schwartz12 Jul
      • Re: Facebook Trapped In MySQL a 'Fate Worse Than Death'Peter Brawley12 Jul
      • Re: Facebook Trapped In MySQL a 'Fate Worse Than Death'Hank13 Jul
        • Re: Facebook Trapped In MySQL a 'Fate Worse Than Death'Michael Cole13 Jul
  • Re: Facebook Trapped In MySQL a 'Fate Worse Than Death'Rob Wultsch20 Jul