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From:Rob Wultsch Date:July 20 2011 1:02am
Subject:Re: Facebook Trapped In MySQL a 'Fate Worse Than Death'
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On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 2:43 PM, Daevid Vincent <daevid@stripped> 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."
>

Preface: I in no way speak for my employer.

I suggest reading http://dom.as/2011/07/08/stonebraker-trapped/


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Rob Wultsch
wultsch@stripped
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