[erlang-questions] Dets Tables or Mnesia

Jim McCoy <>
Wed Mar 24 18:31:53 CET 2010

Will you be processing the data on the fly and using persistent
storage mostly for archival purposes or will you be doing a lot of
data analysis and processing on the old messages?  Will the server be
on a single box or multiple boxes?  Will access to the persistent
storage be mostly random or mostly sequential?

More info would really help out on the potential list of suggetions.
For starters though, neither dets nor mnesia are likely to be the
storage mechanism you want to use for this if you are dealing with
anything a message load of any significance.

On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 1:54 AM, Luc Evers <> wrote:
> Hi,
>   ToDo
>    Analyzing syslog message from a big amount of routers, with a different
> message structure.
>    Sending alarms via (regular expression) message  check.
>   Question:
>       Should I use 'Dets Tables ' or 'Mnesia'  as database?
>  Thanks!
>  Luc.

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