[erlang-questions] Twoorl: an open source Twitter clone
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.
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.
> On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 10:26 PM, Nick Gerakines <>
> > 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 <>
> >> 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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