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Submission + - Facebook trapped in MySQL 'fate worse than death' (gigaom.com) 1

wasimkadak writes: 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.

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Facebook trapped in MySQL 'fate worse than death'

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Real Programs don't use shared text. Otherwise, how can they use functions for scratch space after they are finished calling them?