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From Prashant Malik <pma...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Digg 4 Preview on TWiT
Date Tue, 06 Jul 2010 19:01:47 GMT
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
>>   | http://fourkitchens.com
>>   | +1 512 454 6659 [office]
>>   | +1 512 870 8453 [direct]
>>
>>
>

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