Our Companies databases are more complicated than twitter and facebook
Just got an idea to find out what are the databases used by the big heads in IT these days
Had a small search and found out the following
Google uses BigTable database(created by google)
Twitter uses MYSQL as database ! [I think they moved to some NOSQL kind of DBMS now]
Facebook uses MYSQL as database ! [I think they moved to some NOSQL kind of DBMS now]
( at least these two were using MYSQL the days the article I just read about them were writtern)
Well ok we understand the case for google it for sure needs a really extraordinary DBMS that can handle its unique requirements, but what about twitter and facebook!
These two giants have that huge data , and really fast growing database, with huge audience accessing and updating these database rapidly.
It really shows how much power an opensource DBMS like MYSQL can provide and again raises the question why many companies in our part of the world insist their DBMS must be either Oracle or Microsofts’ SQLSERVER !!! while 99% of the companies around here will never require more than the amount of data, number of users, powerfull security that MYSQL provides to Facebook and twitter.
What is the problem with the decisions of these companies ?! if you know the answer please let me know in the comment