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From:alec.cawley Date:February 8 2002 9:20am
Subject:Re: Distributed Fulltext?
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> Why is it that Altavista can index terabytes overnight and return
> a fulltext boolean for the WHOLE WEB
> within a second, and Mysql takes so long?

I don't know about Altavista, but if you read up on Google, they do indeed
do some sort of
spreading of keywords across multiple machines - last I saw they had over
10,000
machines.

But you have to ask the question as to whether this would be an appropriate
development for MySQL. This would seeem to me to be a very complex
development
of interest to a very small subset of MySQL customers. MySQL, it seems to
me,
specialises in doing the mainstream database manipulations used by many
people simply,
quicly, and (my most important criterion) reliably. Such a development
would, IMO,
be away from the whole trend of MySQL, and shouldn't happen before
triggers,
stored procedures and the like - if ever. A multe-machine distributed
database is
a wholly different animal - IMO again. If I was going there I wouldn't
start from here -
it would need a "clean brain" look at the whole problem. If you really need
such searches,
Google survives by licencint that technology - speak to them.

     Alec Cawley




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