I have gone through the appropriate channel here at FB to make sure that
the correct information is presented.
the article has now been updated to
just for reference, we’re told via email that
Facebook, “no longer contributes to nor uses Cassandra.” Update
2: we are now being told – and Facebook has confirmed – that
Cassandra is actually still employed by the company for, among other
things, Inbox Search.) "
Nonetheless, thanks for clearing that one up. And that's some serious
volume you've got there :)
> On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 6:21 AM, Avinash Lakshman
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
> - Prashant
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> FB Inbox Search still runs on Cassandra and will continue to
> do so. I should know since I maintain it :).
> On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 3:34 AM, David Strauss
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 2010-07-05 15:40, Eric Evans wrote:
> > On Sun, 2010-07-04 at 13:14 +0100, Bill de hÓra
> >> This person's understanding is that Facebook 'no
> longer contributes to
> >> nor uses 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
> 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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