Erlang, Strings, Mnesia?
Thu Apr 8 16:53:02 CEST 2004
I am trying to understand whether or not Erlang is right or a good
option for a website I am building.
Currently I am processing 422,000 files with 6.6gb of text to place in a
database. I will have to regularly parse and process large volumes of
The database will initially have 4-5 million rows/objects.
This data in turn will be searchable. A prime purpose of the data.
On this page of the Mnesia User Guide it says:
#On the other hand, Mnesia may not be appropriate with the following
#types of applications:
# * Programs that process plain text or binary data files
I am used to Squeak and Python and native string support.
I understand well Erlang's strengths. I don't understand where it is weak.
Would Erlang be suitable for a Google type site?
An Amazon? An eBay?
Any wisdom, advise welcome and appreciated.
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