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Am I missing something or is this just an associative map allocated in shared memory? Seems to be an awful lot of text for something so simple.

I'm convinced that one of these days we're going to see a new "DB" which will be a simple hashmap with collision handling sacrificed for "speed and performance"

But it will be WEBSCALE!!1!


It is webscale...

"Locking We use a database level lock implemented via a task-fair atomic spinlock queue for concurrency control ..."

Fantastic, database level locking!

If the task is read-heavy (example: shared cache), it's mostly harmless.

we've come a long way since the 70's...

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