Joe Gregorio's writings (archives), projects and status updates.
Lot's of interesting stuff in there, particularly on scaling their databases:
- No business logic in database
- No stored procedures
- Only very simple triggers (default value population)
- Move CPU-intensive work to applications
- Referential Integrity
That would be two very large successful companies running their businesses on a BigTable-like backend. File that under: things-that-should-make-you-go-hmmm.