[erlang-questions] "Erlang plus BDB: Disrupting the Conventional Web Wisdom"
Fri Oct 12 10:00:30 CEST 2007
Claes Wikstrom wrote:
> Damien Morton wrote:
>> Is there any reason why Mnesia couldnt use BDB instead of dets?
> It could, and that would indeed remedy one of the weak points of
> mnesia as of today, i.e. dets.
> Dets is a fine module, but it is certainly beginning to show
> its age. When it was written, 12 years ago, the 4G space limitation
> seemed as a minor issue.
> We need to do a dets rewrite which addresses the two issues
> of size and repair speed. Once those two issues are fixed, I think
> mnesia stands up just fine to the rest of the dbs out there.
Perhaps some of the companies that have an interest in this
could cough up funding for one person to do this?
> Until then
> Mnesia only rock if we're sure that the amount of data in our largest
> table is limited to a few Gig.
> BDB is certainly a fine DB, but don't forget it's really expensive
> unless you're whipping up a db backend for your local high school
> or some such.
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