Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tidbit: Lines of Code


According to a claim in the Non Relational Data Stores Panel, the query parser in MySQL alone spans 100'000 lines of code in C and the whole Cassandra Database is 30'000 lines of Java.

I don't know what to deduce from that, but it is certainly interesting.

Some directions of thought:

  • Java is a more powerful language than C
  • MySQL is much more sophisticated than Cassandra
  • NoSQL databases are much less complex than relational databases
  • ...

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