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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.”

Choosing a cloud data store for Big Data

By Andrew Llavore - June 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Established vendors and startups alike have spearheaded advanced technologies for managing petabytes of data that have sprung from social computing and data analysis applications, commonly called Big Data.

Cassandra with CQL

By Andrew Llavore - June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

CQL will look very familiar to anyone who knows SQL, with most of the usual keywords – Select, Use, Update, Drop and Create are all there and work pretty much as you expect.