This serve as a reminder to future myself.

The issue I think we miss when people say:

“why are you using [Big Data tools], a Bash script would be faster” or

“a startup your size don’t need Kubernetes, Cloud Run (serverless) or Render (PaaS) is a better fit” or

“why are you using NoSQL, just use SQL DB” or

“why choose microservice architecture when you should start with a monolith”.

Today, I revisit this 2017 post, “You Are Not Google” by Bradfield School of Computer Science to remind myself.

The point of this post was to tell you to think and to actually understand the problem you are trying to solve. It’s NOT the article intention to tell you to ignore any big tech products and big tech ideas that come out.