Twootr! is my playground to learn about some technologies that the cool kids have been playing with. I've wanted to learn more about messaging systems and large dataset management, so when someone told me about some example code that ships with yajl-ruby that fetches tweets from Twitter's Streaming API, I decided that would be a really solid data source.
I'm also interested in playing with Hadoop and similar data manipulation tools down the road.
Currently, the twoots go directly into an unstructured postgres table with a couple of flags to note whether they'd been put into CouchDB or MongoDB yet. This is getting untenable, as every time I want to add a new storage backend, I need to add a new flag column. With 10 million records, that is taking forever.
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