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From Avinash Lakshman <avinash.laksh...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Digg 4 Preview on TWiT
Date Tue, 06 Jul 2010 13:21:56 GMT
FB Inbox Search still runs on Cassandra and will continue to do so. I should
know since I maintain it :).

Cheers
Avinash

On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 3:34 AM, David Strauss <david@fourkitchens.com>wrote:

> On 2010-07-05 15:40, Eric Evans wrote:
> > On Sun, 2010-07-04 at 13:14 +0100, Bill de hÓra wrote:
> >> This person's understanding is that Facebook 'no longer contributes to
> >> nor uses Cassandra.':
> >>
> >> http://redmonk.com/sogrady/2010/05/17/beyond-cassandra/
> >
> > Last I heard, Facebook was still using Cassandra for what they had
> > always used it for, Inbox Search. Last I heard, there were no plans in
> > place to change that.
>
> I had the opportunity to talk with some Facebook infrastructure
> engineers in San Francisco over the past few weeks. They are no longer
> using Cassandra, even for inbox search.
>
> Inbox search was intended to be an initial push for using Cassandra more
> broadly, not the primary target of the Cassandra design. Unfortunately,
> Facebook's engineers later decided that Cassandra wasn't the right
> answer to the right question for Facebook's purposes.
>
> That decision isn't an indictment of Cassandra's capability; it's
> confirmation that Cassandra isn't everything to everyone. But we already
> knew that. :-)
>
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