John Madden jmadden at
Wed Sep 22 13:22:27 EDT 2010

> The big downside to using an SQL database is the enormous temptation to
> point all the Cyrus servers at the same Database server and lose the
> redundancy and scalability inherent in a multi node or Murder setup.

But the SQL world has this figured out, at least for reads.  For 
situations where DB *writes* need to be scaled, which the SQL world 
doesn't really have figured out, there is always the large list of 
up-and-coming noSQL solutions and they seem to fit Cyrus' use case 
pretty well.  Cyrus' single-murder-master situation is a write 
bottleneck that could be alleviated with such a solution.


John Madden
Sr UNIX Systems Engineer
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
jmadden at

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