How FriendFeed uses MySQL to store schema-less data – Bret Taylor’s blog

Several projects I have been woreking on have moved away from standard relational models to a more fluid, attribute-based, approach. One of my biggest worries in all thee cases is scalability and efficiency. It would be tough to find out that a working installation becomes unusable as data sizes and/or loads grow. Bret Taylor has …

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Clouds in Store on the Horizon

The post below is another example of the way that active (powered) storage is seen as the answer to almost every computing problem. I am concerned, though about the long-term impact of such approaches. As time progresses, and more digital data accumulates, presumably an ever increasing amount of powered storage will be required. There are …

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