Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Facebook shares some secrets on making MySQL scale (GigaOM)

A timely NoSQL reality check, especially since many NoSQL advocates point to Facebook as a “Web scale” scenario that relational DBMSs can’t handle

When you’re storing every transaction for 800 million users and handling more than 60 million queries per second, your database environment had better be something special. Many readers might see these numbers and think NoSQL, but Facebook held a Tech Talk on Monday night explaining how it built a MySQL environment capable of handling everything the company needs in terms of scale, performance and availability.

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