Facebook trapped in MySQL 'fate worse than death'
Jul 11, 2011, 14:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"According to database pioneer Michael Stonebraker, Facebook is
operating a huge, complex MySQL implementation equivalent to "a
fate worse than death," and the only way out is "bite the bullet
and rewrite everything."
"Not that it's necessarily Facebook's fault, though. Stonebraker
says the social network's predicament is all too common among web
startups that start small and grow to epic proportions."