MySQL - Binary(16) and scalability - wade.one
Over the past few months at work, we’ve seen our database grown from silly big to really silly big, it’s still a way to go to get to the size of the big boys such as Facebook etc. but it’s still a database stored in MySQL that most day-to-day PHP programmers would avoid like a midget cannibal. One of the great things about using something like MySQL (and any other “real” database) is the ability to cross-query data, i.e. to grab data from one data-set (table) and join it to another data-set (table) to get a single set of results, … Continue reading →