[openstack-dev] [nova] Distributed Database

Michael Bayer mbayer at redhat.com
Sun Apr 24 11:41:52 UTC 2016

On Sunday, April 24, 2016, Ed Leafe <ed at leafe.com> wrote:

> On Apr 23, 2016, at 11:33 PM, Mike Bayer <mbayer at redhat.com <javascript:;>>
> wrote:
> >
> > Facebook and LinkedIn have built distributed database systems based on
> MySQL at profoundly massive scales. Openstack's problem I'm going to guess
> isn't as hard as that.
> That's always the problem with citing implementations, isn't it? Netflix
> and Apple have built amazing systems with Cassandra, but that doesn't mean
> it's right for any other implementation. What I find more interesting is
> what it took to make any particular technology work with the load placed
> upon it.

I'm only seeking to counter what appears to be the premise of your blog
post, which is that distributed and SQL are mutually exclusive.   When you
say, "why don't we just query the database?"  You can make distributed SQL
look like that to the application as well, but it might not bring any

> -- Ed
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