Why Digg Digs Cassandra

Digg, the San Francisco-based social media company, is dropping MySQL and instead betting its future on Cassandra, an open-source data store. It’s just the latest sign of the growing popularity of the software, which was developed (and open sourced) by Facebook to search through its inbox.

Schooner Launches Specialized Servers for Speedy Data Delivery

schooner-appliance-4-8-09Schooner Information Technology, a 2-year-old year old startup in Menlo Park, Calif., today came out of stealth mode with an appliance designed to speed up the transfer of information. As online data becomes more prevalent and the patience to wait for that data wanes, the company is offering a machine that’s purpose-built to speed up memcached and MySQL for web-scale applications. This means faster-loading photos for a site like Facebook and faster access to databases for serving up other information online. Read More about Schooner Launches Specialized Servers for Speedy Data Delivery