"Engineers at Twitter, Paypal have joined Facebook in offering a look under the hood of the massive MySQL deployments that drive their web services.
Database and application engineers at both of the web giants provided intimate details of how they use MySQL open source relational databases to run globally-distributed, highly available and consistent web applications. [...]
The engineers used sessions at this week's MySQL Connect in San Francisco conference to dispute commonly-held assertions around the limitations of relational database technology to solve what is commonly referred to as 'Big Data' problems."Twitter, PayPal reveal database performance - Software - Technology - News - iTnews.com.au