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From Chris Goffinet ...@chrisgoffinet.com>
Subject Re: Does anybody know why Twitter stop integrate Cassandra as Twitter store?
Date Tue, 04 Oct 2011 21:53:05 GMT
At the time of that project, there wasn't enough resources and dedicated
team. Since then we changed that (based on the presentation I gave). We
decided to focus on other areas, and newer projects. We spent a lot of time
with the community improving failure conditions, performance, etc. We chose
to focus on projects that were lower tier SLAs at first, and work our way
up. Now we have Cassandra running on our highest tier SLA (Cuckoo -- our
monitoring and alerting infrastructure for Twitter).


On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 1:37 PM, aaron morton <aaron@thelastpickle.com>wrote:

> If you want to see just how much Twitter uses Cassandra watch Chris
> Goffinet's awesome presentation at this years Cassandra SF meeting
> http://www.datastax.com/events/cassandrasf2011/presentations
>
> Cheers
>
> -----------------
> Aaron Morton
> Freelance Cassandra Developer
> @aaronmorton
> http://www.thelastpickle.com
>
> On 5/10/2011, at 8:16 AM, Paul Loy wrote:
>
> yup, and again it gives a perfectly adequate reason: "Twitter is busy
> fighting other fires
> <http://engineering.twitter.com/2010/06/perfect-stormof-whales.html>and
> they don't have the time to retrofit something that is (more or less)
> working, namely their MySQL based tweet storage, with a completely new
> technology based on Cassandra.*"
> *
> If I was in charge of platform at twitter I'd have probably made the same
> call. If it aint broke, don't spend $100ks fixing it. Push out new features
> that help keep you ahead of the competition.
>
> I really don't see anything in the closet here. It's just a simple resource
> management issue.
>
> On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 11:43 AM, ruslan usifov <ruslan.usifov@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hello
>>
>> 2011/10/4 Paul Loy <keteracel@gmail.com>
>>
>>> Did you read the article you posted?
>>>
>> Yes
>>
>>
>>> "*We believe that this isn't the time to make large scale migration to a
>>> new technology*. We will focus our Cassandra work on new projects that
>>> we wouldn't be able to ship without a large-scale data store.
>>
>>
>>
>> There was big boom in network about, that Tweeter will migrate they tweets
>> to cassandra, but than they reject this plans. This explanation sounds very
>> vague. Why they have changed the mind? I find only one article about this:
>>
>>
>> http://highscalability.com/blog/2010/7/11/so-why-is-twitter-really-not-using-cassandra-to-store-tweets.html
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> ---------------------------------------------
> Paul Loy
> paul@keteracel.com
> http://uk.linkedin.com/in/paulloy
>
>
>

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