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From Ryan King <>
Subject Re: TechCrunch article on Twitter and Cassandra
Date Sat, 10 Jul 2010 19:02:48 GMT
On Sat, Jul 10, 2010 at 10:33 AM, Marty Greenia <> wrote:
> It almost seems counter-intuitive. For analytics, you'd think they'd want a
> database that supports more sophisticated query functionality (sql). Whereas
> for everyday tweet storage, something fast and high-throughput (cassandra)
> makes sense.
> I'd be curious to here the details as well.

These decisions aren't made in a vacuum. One of these use cases has an
existing system that works, one doesn't.


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