hard limits?

Wed Oct 27 02:13:51 CEST 1999

Thanks to everyone for your quick replies, and your great contributions to Erlang.

Of course, it's obvious after seeing your replies, that there are runtime and os limits as well as hardware.

I'm mostly interested in the upper practical limits on number of nodes, and on individual Mnesia tables.
Would it be hundreds of nodes, thousands, tens of thousands, or hundreds of thousands.
Would Mnesia scale to tens of gigabyte (disk-based) tables, with millions of records?  Or, should Mnesia be limited to use as a
near real time db, with some other backend for the big stuff?

Even if Mnesia wouldn't scale in that manner, it would seem (at first thought) fairly easy to work around table size limits with a
language such as Erlang?


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