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Life Beyond MySQL

 | September 27, 2006 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements


When I was leaving MySQL I wrote I will be doing some Web projects on my own, besides doing MySQL Consulting. I think some people thought I am just using that as an excuse and really I will only do consulting. So I’m pretty happy to announce my first project.

NNSEEK Is NewsGroup search engine, as well as NewsGroup->Blog converter, allowing people to view NewsGroups as blog, meaning threads starts are showed as posts and replies are shown as comments.

It is quite early version so at this point – it has number of little problems, rough edges, it is also not overly optimized in terms of performance yet, but it is already becoming fun to play with.

Much more features to come in the future. We’re planning to localize it (at least in Russian), add some more fun features, add web services API so it can be integrated with other systems etc. If you have some ideas what else would be good to add drop us a note.

We’re also interested in more data so if you have some newsgroups archive (non binary) or can peer with us let me know. We’re especially interested in local groups and gateways which have newsgroups not available from large peers.

At this point we have some 20GB of data indexes and few hundred megs of new data per day. We should have 10 times size of data in a few months.

If you’re interested to know what this size is developed on – it uses Linux/Apache/PHP/MySQL of course plus Sphinx for full text search.

Peter Zaitsev

Peter managed the High Performance Group within MySQL until 2006, when he founded Percona. Peter has a Master's Degree in Computer Science and is an expert in database kernels, computer hardware, and application scaling.


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