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Amazon, Digg, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter all started on sql databases (all but Amazon on MySQL) and have transitioned to incorporated nosql databases into their infrastructure, though many utilize both relational databases as well as non-relational ones.
I’ve compiled a few resources to help bring you up to speed on nosql databases.
Major sites using NoSQL
- Amazon : (Dynamo) http://www.allthingsdistributed.com/2007/10/amazons_dynamo.html
- LinkedIn : (Voldemort) http://blog.linkedin.com/2009/03/20/project-voldemort-scaling-simple-storage-at-linkedin/
- Digg : (Cassandra) http://about.digg.com/blog/saying-yes-nosql-going-steady-cassandra
- Facebook : (Cassandra) http://cassandra.apache.org/
- Twitter : (Cassandra) http://nosql.mypopescu.com/post/407159447/cassandra-twitter-an-interview-with-ryan-king
Key articles to read..
- http://cattell.net/datastores/Datastores.pdf <- Best overview
- Digg Says Yes To NoSQL Cassandra DB, Bye To MySQL (developers.slashdot.org)
- Saying Yes to NoSQL; Going Steady with Cassandra (about.digg.com)
- Thinking About Cassandra (windley.com)
- How Twitter Is Moving To the Cassandra Database (developers.slashdot.org)
- Sponsor post: Sponsor post: NoSQL Live in Action (gigaom.com)
- NoSQL For The Rest Of Us (codebetter.com)
- NoSQL to Die in Train Wreck (arnoldit.com)
- Cassandra: Fact vs fiction (spyced.blogspot.com)