[erlang-questions] Mnesia, Persistence, & Memory

ryeguy ryeguy1@REDACTED
Thu Mar 26 20:50:35 CET 2009

You have the option of them being held in both memory and on disc at
the same time. Or, you could always periodically dump a ram table to

On Mar 26, 3:09 am, Benjamin Tolputt <btolp...@REDACTED> wrote:
> I am looking at putting together a distributed database back-end
> together for a project designed to show the scalability of Erlang and am
> looking at using Mnesia.
> However, I have heard that there is only memory usage two choices
> available - fully loaded into RAM or loaded on-demand from disk (with no
> caching). Is this assumption correct?
> I'd like to use Mnesia (for a variety of reasons), but if the only
> choice of operations are RAM-bound and disk-bound (with no compromise
> between the two) it seems like it is designed for the wrong use case for me.
> --
> Regards,
> Benjamin Tolputt
> Analyst Programmer
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