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

Rapsey <>
Thu May 29 07:55:02 CEST 2008


Are the repair times really that much of a problem? It's not like servers or
erlang runtime crash that often.
I would think the advantages of using mnesia far outweight the
disadvantages. Mnesia is much easier to scale and work with than mysql.


Sergej


On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 7:38 AM, Yariv Sadan <> wrote:

> 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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