BigTable for GMail

Aram said...

Does anyone know why Google does not use Bigtable for Gmail?

Rob Kohr said...


How do you know they don't?

Aram said...

@ Rob

I don't remember where I read it for the first time. But I asked
this question from Jeff Dean. He said maybe Gmail is older than bigtable.
Which I don't think is the real reason, because Orkut is even older than
Gmail, and it does use bigtable. He also mentioned it could be because of
the size of Gmail, not a suprise answer for me.


Personally, I think they use bigtable for gmail but, they don't answer because email is a delicate problem, there is no need to highlighting.

Recently, I'm considering to store the large-scale webmail data on the Hbase. I expect to be able to solve both real-time and batch issues and cost-effective physical/human infra- resources management -- ROI and how spam/system sustaining impacts corporate revenue and productivity.

This is intended to explain and illustrate the concept of Hadoop/Hbase Based web-mail storage. There are three main parts:

- Stable & Reliable, Fault tolerant System
- Scalability
- Efficient & Cost-effective

These are simply inherited from the Hadoop/Hbase to web-mail storage.


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