Simon Willison’s Weblog

Wednesday, 11th January 2012

What are the pros and cons of using Drupal as a web application framework?

The short answer: Drupal is a content management system that has slowly evolved in to a framework. This means that it comes with an enormous amount of functionality for free, but that’s also a huge amount of stuff that you have to understand and potentially work around as your custom requirements get more involved.

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Benchmarks for scalability in NoSQL systems?

NoSQL systems are enormously varied which makes it hard (and not particularly constructive) to benchmark them against each other. How would you compare the performance of Redis, an in-memory data structure server, with Cassandra, a distributed redundant column store?

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