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Re^5: [OT] Why I don't use Mysql for new projects (Yahoo agrees)

by erix (Parson)
on Jul 11, 2008 at 00:39 UTC ( #696867=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: [OT] Why I don't use Mysql for new projects
in thread [OT] Why I don't use Mysql for new projects

It would seem Yahoo! agrees with moritz: they chose postgresql for this new project :)
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Re^6: [OT] Why I don't use Mysql for new projects (Yahoo agrees)
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Jul 11, 2008 at 02:55 UTC
    Having done some consulting for Yahoo, they have some freaking brilliant people. It also means that they tend to pick the best tool for the job. MySQL doesn't scale to 2 petabytes ... apparently neither does Oracle. Which means what? That a 2 petabyte database handling 1M events/hour requires something extremely specialized. That specialization generally requires a couple developers who know a codebase really really well. That could just as easily have been a new MySQL engine.

    MySQL was used as the platform for Kickfire, SQL on a chip. $800M in VC funding from Sun and other players. They have a bad idea?

    I'm not saying one's better than the other. They have different benefits and different drawbacks.

    My criteria for good software:
    1. Does it work?
    2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?
Re^6: [OT] Why I don't use Mysql for new projects (Yahoo agrees)
by Your Mother (Bishop) on Jul 11, 2008 at 00:47 UTC

    And we know what good judgement they have. They dumped Perl for PHP after all.

      They still use tons of Perl. They just don't use it for front-end page delivery.

        I know, I was just playing for effect. :)

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[Corion]: karlgoethebier: Heh - naah, I think they are just very fresh out of university. At least they seem to have hired one person as key accountant who has done enterprise consulting etc. before :)
[Corion]: erix: It wouldn't be nice of me to publically shame and name ;)
[Corion]: I'm interested in how their product actually works. It uses websockets between two non-browser components, so there are some weird technology decisions, or rather, I assume the product started out as something completely different :)
[erix]: fair enough

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