Databasen - Revisited
msergeant at messagelabs.com
Fri Oct 20 04:35:16 BST 2006
On 19-Oct-06, at 2:31 PM, Paul Makepeace wrote:
>> Even in a replicated setup, databases don't scale
>> brilliantly across servers (too much replication overhead,
>> application becomes too complex etc).
Bigtable is NOT any form of RDBMS. It's a highly optimised domain
specific storage implementation designed specifically for scalability
and redundancy. I suspect the people who wrote it are probably very
careful about optimising every bit of their code too. Or perhaps they
should just trust their optimiser. :-)
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