[development] Database / SQL future thoughts

Chris Johnson cxjohnson at gmail.com
Mon May 4 19:11:07 UTC 2009

Folks who care about the direction and performance of the Drupal
database (and developers just generally interested in database
backends for applications) should read this blog posting by Bob
Cringley -- and more importantly, the comments written by some folks
who know way more about databases than Mr. Cringely:


David Strauss and Larry Garfield, as our two current DB experts (IMHO,
of course) -- I'd especially like you to digest the more pertinent
comments and think about how we can simplify our database access, and
hence optimize our performance.  I'm about to go off an research
Hadoop a bit, but my gut feeling is the comments which say SSD and
proper, simple use of SQL and good data paths will be the right answer
for the next decade or so are probably on the right mark.


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