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From Bill de hÓra <b...@dehora.net>
Subject Re: Digg 4 Preview on TWiT
Date Tue, 06 Jul 2010 20:19:27 GMT
Nonetheless, thanks for clearing that one up. And that's some serious
volume you've got there :)

Bill

On Tue, 2010-07-06 at 12:01 -0700, Prashant Malik wrote:
> This is a ridiculous statement by some newbie I guess , We today have
> a 150 node Cassandra cluster running Inbox search supporting close to
> 500M users 
> and over 150TB of data  growing rapidly everyday.
> 
> I am on pager for this monster :) so its pretty funny to hear this
> statement. 
> 
> - Prashant
> 
> On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 6:21 AM, Avinash Lakshman
> <avinash.lakshman@gmail.com> wrote:
>         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. :-)
>                 
>                 --
>                 David Strauss
>                   | david@fourkitchens.com
>                   | +1 512 577 5827 [mobile]
>                 Four Kitchens
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>                 
>         
>         
> 



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