"high-level" is always a euphemism
Posted Jul 27, 2010 22:37 UTC (Tue) by NAR
In reply to: "high-level" is always a euphemism
Parent article: Hibari "big data" database released
Seriously, how else could the implementation language matter?
For example with Erlang you get the possibility of hot code loading, which might mean upgrade without downtime. Also with Erlang distribution is built into the language/VM, so it might be very simple to scale the application by adding extra hardware. These features could be useful for a database of "big data". Of course these are only possibilities, it depends on the application too.
Also, any language that is not C/C++ implicates that you won't get segmentation faults because of an off-by-one error or a buffer overflow (although I have to add I've seen both the Java and the Erlang VMs segfaulting).
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