Google, Facebook, Twitter if you want and others are pioneers of this era,
I think they have also money to invest in research, in fact they hire the
very talented people.
I think it is part of the game trial&error, and honestly I dont see many
alternatives to MySQL,
especially when they started. There'll be only one!
2011/7/11 Daevid Vincent <daevid@stripped>
> "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
> .' Not that it's necessarily Facebook's fault, though. Stonebraker says the
> social network's predicament is all too common among web startups that
> small and grow to epic proportions."