Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Firebird and sharding ? - Email found in subject
Author Lester Caine
nathanelrick wrote:
>> I think you also mentioned that Ebay doesn't allow joins and uses the
>> > application to do the joining. If that's the case, I'm glad I don't work
>> > for Ebay. I'll be willing to bet that the Ebay application is written in
>> > Java - that sounds like the sort of thing that the Java developers (and
>> > vendors) I come into contact always do, treat the database as a bit
>> > bucket and reinvent the wheel - caching results, joins, referential
>> > integrity, check constraints etc.
> No business logic in database
> no stored procedure
> only very simple triggers (default population)
> Move CPU intensive work to applications
> Referential integrity
> joins
> sorting
> Extensive use of prepared statements and variables
> and yes you are right they move their C++/ISAPI to JAVA:) by the way that a curious choice ...

Not as curious as switching to IIS in 1999? That is probably a good explanation
on why they ended up having to move to Java. Where would their system be today
if they had simply stuck with unix/linux based system :) Although I believe
their search side is still unix based?

Lester Caine - G8HFL
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