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Does FB still use Cassandra? I thought they abandoned them ages ago and then databricks picked it up?



FB abandoned Cassandra (which was really only used for message inbox indexing) when they redid how messages work years ago, but the re-adopted a large C* infra when they bought Instagram.


The article is literally written by Instagram, which is FB.


Well, it's a separate product that Facebook acquired. True or not, it's a common perception that Facebook abandoned Cassandra.

https://www.wired.com/2014/08/datastax/


> then databricks picked it up

I think it's DataStax. Databricks is the company behind Spark.




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