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Posted - 11/24/2008 :  11:53:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am just curious as to what database does google and yahoo use to run their website?

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Posted - 11/24/2008 :  16:01:37  Show Profile  Visit robvolk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Google has their own custom filesystem, OS, and "database" technology. Google for "Bigtable" and you'll find articles on it.

Not sure what Yahoo does but it's likely to be similar. They don't run any critical search stuff on commercial database products, that much I know.
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Posted - 11/25/2008 :  07:08:18  Show Profile  Visit SwePeso's Homepage  Reply with Quote

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Posted - 11/25/2008 :  07:21:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
talking about google, one must read this

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Posted - 11/25/2008 :  07:26:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
These portal run on hundreds of servers.

I heard yahoo started with windows, but later moved to mysql. But definitely a customized version and not what you get out of the box

But to get thier OS, its best seen here. Google used to be on linux.

I know for sure yahoo music is on classic ASP and windows

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Edited by - afrika on 11/25/2008 07:28:18
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