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

Chris Newcombe <>
Thu Oct 11 23:18:14 CEST 2007


On 10/11/07, Damien Morton <> wrote:
> Is there any reason why Mnesia couldnt use BDB instead of dets?

Folks at Synapse (Tony Rogvall, Luke Gorrie before he set off to roam
the world and code in Forth for the OLPC project) did that.

  http://www.erlang.se/euc/04/Synapse.pdf

IIRC, there are some posts on this mailing-list (or perhaps on
lambda-the-ultimate from Luke Gorrie) about the performance they
achieved.

I believe that they used a minimal BDB driver for this.   EDTK takes a
different approach and makes the BDB APIs available in a convenient
form.

It would be fantastic if someone hooked-up mnesia and/or dets to BDB
via the EDTK driver.  However I have no plans to do it myself at the
moment.

Chris



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