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From David Strauss <da...@fourkitchens.com>
Subject Re: Digg 4 Preview on TWiT
Date Wed, 07 Jul 2010 00:18:07 GMT
Then I'll tell my friend at Facebook to stick to topics he's qualified
to speak about. :-)

On 2010-07-06 13:21, Avinash Lakshman 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
> <mailto: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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>     David Strauss
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> 


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