Author Archives for Andrew Llavore

CassandraSF2011: Progress and Futures

By Andrew Llavore - July 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Jonathan Ellis, CTO of DataStax and project chair for Apache Cassandra, keynoted at Cassandra SF 2011. Major accomplishments for the project in the last year include better support for multi-data center deployments, optimized read performance, included integrated caching and improved client APIs including a SQL-like language CQL.


Database high priest mud wrestles Facebook

By Andrew Llavore - July 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Last week, in a piece from our friends at GigaOM, Database Grandpoobah Mike Stonebraker announced that Facebook’s continued dependance on MySQL was “a fate worse than death,” insisting that the social network’s only route to salvation is to “bite the bullet and rewrite everything.”