Re: Somewhat OT - interesting interview of Mike Stonebraker

  • From: Niall Litchfield <niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: oracledbaquestions@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 16:38:23 +0100

Ok, so I very rarely do Facebook, but my wife does and so do a very
considerable number of people. I don't hear any complaints about the usual
scalability issues (speed and availability)  I also don't see any evidence
of Stonebraker's superior technology powering multi-million concurrent user
applications. So frankly his claims seem absurd.

On 12 Jul 2011 16:23, "Dba DBA" <oracledbaquestions@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

For the RSS feeds and for adding to your friends list, they may not need
acid properties. they may be able to live with dirty reads on this to get it
to scale. if you have not finished with the commit in a de-friends does it
really matter if someone sees it as done when you have this level of volume?
I actually agree with the guy that in many cases unstructured data like
images and videos can often be stored outside of a database and this reduces

that being said. it sure sounds like the facebook guys don't know anything
about sql or data modelling. its probably just a big data dump. For all
their mad programming skills, their database design sounds like junk. some
good data modellers might do wonders for them.

On Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 12:52 AM, Hemant K Chitale <hemantkchitale@xxxxxxxxx>
> I just...

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