Friday, March 05, 2010

Post-SQL Era – what happens next?

This isn’t much of an article in and of itself, but is a good jumping off point, with some good links at the bottom -

To quote from the article (entitled “MySQL + Memcached: End of an Era?”):

“LinkedIn has moved on with their Project Voldemort. Amazon went there a while ago. Digg declared their entrance into a new era in a post on their blog titled Looking to the future with Cassandra. Twitter has also declared their move in the article Cassandra @ Twitter: An Interview with Ryan King.”

Very, very few sites reach the heady heights of these sites (watch this video for some pocket stats, from which the slide below is reproduced), so I guess most people will be happy with MySQL for a while yet, but interesting nonetheless.


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