How Twitter Uses NoSQL Databases

There has been released a video of Twitter‘s Kevin Weil speaking at Strange Loop earlier this year on how the company uses NoSQL. Weil is quick to point out that Twitter is heavily dependent on MySQL. However, Twitter does employ NoSQL solutions for many purposes for which MySQL isn’t ideal. According to Weil, Twitter users generate 12 terrabytes of data a day – about four petabytes per year. And that amount is multiplying every year. Read on for our notes on Weil’s talk.