[erlang-questions] Twoorl: an open source Twitter clone

Lev Walkin <>
Wed Jun 4 17:12:28 CEST 2008

Steve Davis wrote:
> On Jun 4, 9:16 am, Damien Morton <> wrote:
>> I think Bob hit the nail on the head with this.
>> No database is needed. Everything can pretty much be achieved with files
>> containing fixed-length records.
> What you and Bob have said is, of course, true. I suspect that as the
> system becomes large scale then the software required to access and
> manage those files would eventually end up looking a lot like one
> of... an RDBMS, a Message Queue, an IM server, etc.

... yet, with relaxed ACID properties, making it much more scalable.

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