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Zvents Releases Open Source Cluster Database Based on Google 87

An anonymous reader writes "Local search engine company, Zvents, has released an open source distributed data storage system based on Google's released design specs. 'The new software, Hypertable, is designed to scale to 1000 nodes, all commodity PCs [...] The Google database design on which Hypertable is based, Bigtable, attracted a lot of developer buzz and a "Best Paper" award from the USENIX Association for "Bigtable: A Distributed Storage System for Structured Data" a 2006 publication from nine Google researchers including Fay Chang, Jeffrey Dean, and Sanjay Ghemawat. Google's Bigtable uses the company's in-house Google File System for storage.'"
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Zvents Releases Open Source Cluster Database Based on Google

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  • by moderatorrater ( 1095745 ) on Friday February 08, 2008 @07:51PM (#22355910)
    It's useful for ridiculously large data sets, like the entire internet. I know that medium sized stores (overstock, etc) use a relational database, and anything with less data than that is probably going to use a relational database. However, for extremely large data sets and certain repetitive, non-dependent loops (such as, say, looping through every website for a search), this can be useful. At least for now, relational databases are more useful overall, but tools like this have their place, and as data sets grow faster than real computational power, they'll be used more and more.

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