Mnesia and Erlang - A look Ahead

I recently wrote a little bit about the way the relational database model isn't holding up all that well in some cases.  Today I ran across a very exciting project called Mnesia.  I found this courtesy of an InfoQ1 article on the subject.

I've only just discovered it but I've been doing a good bit of playing around w/ Erlang in general.  This began for me while evaluating a load test packaged called Tsung2.  Erlang appears to have some very exciting potential in our new multi-core world.

Mnesia is, for all practical purposes, a distributed DBMS (notice I did not say RDBMS) that leverages the power of Erlang to create something very interesting.  My hope is that I get a chance to try this out with YAWS3 to write a test web application.

I still have a lot to learn about Erlang and all its related fun.  But, I'm very much looking forward to it and definitely think it's worth the time.


1. InfoQ Mnesia Article, 

2. Tsung, 

3. YAWS,