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Charlie Clark Silver badge

What does scale mean?

That means it can process 6 million inserts per minute, he said, or 30 million selects per minute.

You can probably get any DB to do that if you know what you're doing. Easiest thing is to disable any checks and don't do transactions.

What some customers want from "cloud" services is that they themselves never have to think about scaling themselves: that even if it's 6 billion ACID inserts a minute the system can handle it. AFAIK only Google's big table will do this if you're prepared to live with the restrictions of the system.

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