||Twitter Boosts Search Performance 300% Drops Ruby on Rails for Java Lucene
Twitter search serves over one billion queries per day. The unfortunate tsunami in Japan caused such search query load as users experienced significant delays. About the same time Twitter released their latest search technology (Blender) based on Java/Lucene. As a result Twitter were able to see a 300% drop in most search times and significantly the CPU load on front-end servers was cut by 50%.
||NoSql gets a new Query Language - Unql
While dramatically faster for inserts and retrieval NoSql can be very frustrating executing more complex queries, easily performed by their relational cousins. Now the developers of CouchDB and SQLite comes a new query language specification, UnQL (pronounced “Uncle”), which provides an SQL like query language for working with NoSql Databases.