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

Yariv Sadan <>
Thu May 29 07:38:19 CEST 2008


Facebook runs on MySQL -- that's pretty scalable :)

The main reason I didn't go with Mnesia for storing most data is the
dets issues discussed previously on this list (specifically, the long
repair times and the need for fragmentation over 4gb). I use Mnesia
for storing session data though.

Yariv

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 10:26 PM, Nick Gerakines <> wrote:
> MySQL? Seriously?
>
> I've heard from multiple sources database congestion is a major source
> of scaling problems for websites. Why take MySQL over a fragmented
> mnesia store or a set of hybrid services?
>
> # Nick Gerakines
>
> On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 10:12 PM, Yariv Sadan <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I created an open source Twitter clone in Erlang called Twoorl. I
>> wrote it on top of ErlyWeb/Yaws.  You can see it at http://twoorl.com.
>> The code is at http://code.google.com/p/twoorl.
>>
>> I'll appreciate any feedback!
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Yariv
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