[erlang-questions] "Erlang plus BDB: Disrupting the Conventional Web Wisdom"

Ben Munat <>
Thu Oct 11 20:11:08 CEST 2007

Jack Orenstein wrote:
> On Thu, October 11, 2007 1:07 pm, Chris Newcombe wrote:
>> ...
>> Margo Seltzer gave a talk entitled:
>>   "Erlang plus BDB: Disrupting the Conventional Web Wisdom"
>>   "The conventional wisdom says that you implement a web site with web
>> servers, application servers, and a relational database backend.
>> However, this solution is neither scalable nor reliable. Next
>> generation high performance, highly reliable web sites are going to be
>> implemented using Erlang and Berkeley DB.
> Can anyone comment on how dets and BDB compare on performance, scalability,
> reliability, and utilities (e.g. bulk load, import/export, ...)

For that matter, what about mnesia? It seems pretty self-serving for her to say 
"The only thing missing from Erlang is large-scale persistent storage". Mnesia 
scales well and is used in high-demand production environments, right?


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