Mnesia and Oracle

Valentin Micic <>
Thu Aug 10 23:28:06 CEST 2006

First of all, I do not want to be flamed here ;-) so, I want to stress out 
that as much I've tried to get rid of mnesia, I did not found anything 
better. Yet.
Look, despite the fact that more and more money has been invested in the 
network infrastructure, it seems that networks are less stable than before. 
It is my experience that deploying distributed mnesia with table replication 
over such a network, invariantly leads to problems -- mnesia gets 
partitioned, and, depending on how complex the data model is, it might be 
quite a difficult job to recover & re-syncronize. Now, as Ulf pointed out 
once, it is not that other databases have a better solution, it is just that 
problem is of such a nature that it is very dificult to solve it in a 
generic way (or one-fits-all kind of way). This is why it was easier for (at 
least) me to develop specialised journaling system, and have complete 
control over what happens if and when network lets me down. There.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joel Reymont" <>
To: "Valentin Micic" <>
Cc: "Yariv Sadan" <>; "Ryan Rawson" <>; 
"Inswitch Solutions" <>; <>
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 3:55 PM
Subject: Re: Mnesia and Oracle

> On Aug 10, 2006, at 2:09 PM, Valentin Micic wrote:
>>  my experience with mnesia replication, however,  is somewhat  negative 
>> with respect to volatile network environment.
> Valentin, would you kindly elaborate?
> Thanks, Joel
> --

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