from @rk - our head of storage

I don't know if I've seen this anywhere on the web - my apologies if
>> you've posted something, or if this is something you don't want to
>> disclose. I see that Twitter has gone with Cassandra as a "non-SQL"
>> database, and I'm wondering if there are any blog posts on the
>> decision process - why was Cassandra chosen over, say CouchDB, MongoDB
>> or some of the other fairly well known persistence mechanisms? I
>> suspect I know the answer relative to a traditional RDBMS -
>> performance and scalability - but I see advocates for various open-
>> source databases of the non-SQL variety in friendly and sometimes not-
>> so-friendly competition and the "Cassandra advocates" don't seem to be
>> very vocal. So - why Cassandra?
> --
> Raffi Krikorian
> Twitter Platform Team

Raffi Krikorian
Twitter Platform Team

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