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Re: Hacker News

From: "Jon Asher" <jon(dot)asher(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "David Fetter" <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
Cc: "SF Postgres" <sfpug(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Hacker News
Date: 2008-12-30 01:32:26
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On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 5:05 PM, David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 04:47:49PM -0800, Jon Asher wrote:
> > A major thread on Hacker News today and the tech blogosphere last
> > week.  What looks like one of the largest apps built on cloud
> > services runs on Postgres- or more exactly pgpool-II.  The
> > architecture is worth checking out:
> >
> >
> http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2008/12/running-everything-on-aws-soocialcom.html
>
> That's some pretty cool-looking stuff.  Are there numbers attached
> somewhere?  I'm thinking the number of TPS or some other kind of
> operation it can push...


It only cites planned support for millions of users- not sure about
concurrent db hits..


>
> > It wouldn't be surprising to see Postgres win mindshare over all
> > other db's on the cloud.
>
> If it wins them there, that's a fine place to start :)
>

Since your average Ruby coder chooses mySQL by default, this is
interesting.   If a the first major cloud-based sites are built on Postgres,
that will create a lot of momentum.  ( Google App Engine only supports their
Big Table stuff, so let's ignore them ;) )


>
> Cheers,
> David.
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