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From S Ahmed <sahmed1...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: if cassandra isn't ideal for keep track of counts, how does digg count diggs?
Date Tue, 06 Apr 2010 16:53:49 GMT
Is it just the counters they are using mysql/postgresql for or also the list
of stories?

e.g. get me the top stories in category x.

On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 12:50 PM, Ryan King <ryan@twitter.com> wrote:

> They don't use cassandra for it yet.
>
> -ryan
>
> On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 9:00 AM, S Ahmed <sahmed1020@gmail.com> wrote:
> > From what I read in another thread, Cassandra isn't used for isn't
> 'ideal'
> > for keeping track of counts.
> > For example, I would undertand this to mean keeping track of which
> stories
> > were dugg.
> > If this is true, how would a site like digg keep track of the 'dugg'
> > counter?
> > Also, I am assuming with eventual consistancy the number *may* not be
> 100%
> > accurate.  If you wanted it to be accurate, would you just use the Quorom
> > flag? (I believe quorom is to ensure all writes are written to disk)
>

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