[erlang-questions] "Erlang plus BDB: Disrupting the Conventional Web Wisdom"
Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB)
Thu Oct 11 20:30:04 CEST 2007
Ben Munat wrote:
> 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?
To be fair, mnesia is not intended for very large databases.
Some gigabytes is ok, but beyond that, it is probably wise
to start looking at alternatives.
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