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Wordnik Reports 9 billion Records on MongoDB

In a ☞ blog post Wordnik, a user of MongoDB, has announced they’re currently storing 9 billion records (nb I assume it’s documents).

Unfortunately a lot of details are missing:

  • what kind of data is stored?
  • why do they need 9 billion live documents?
  • how much of that is really accessed on a daily basis/monthly basis?
  • hardware, infrastructure, deployment details

If someone knows more about these, I’m sure the NoSQL community would be gracious to hear them.

Update" Tony Tam (@fehguy) pointed out a presentation about Wordnik which adds some little info to the above questions: