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Re: Big Database Server General Question

On 2009-04-04 18:38, John Hasler wrote:
Tim McDonough wrote:
I'm asking this question to find out what keywords to search for, not
really looking for a specific answer here.  When there is a huge database
involved with a lot of users and lots of data it isn't done all with one
computer and a fast connection.

"distributed database", "database replication"

Proper system design obviates the need for the complexity of a distributed system. In an era of Quad Xeons and 32GB RAM. replication should only be needed for HA.

Of course, this requires competent designers and adequate layered products. Ruby On Rails and PHP don't count.

Scooty Puff, Sr
The Doom-Bringer

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