John Sequeira

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Friday, August 22, 2008
Facebook Scaling

From Kellan:

Interesting to me was noting that:
  • they just got around to this 8 months ago, and they're fscking Facebook (which means you can wait)
  • they're still doing all writes to a single datacenter
  • they're hacking an object-level mark/sweep into the MySQL replication stream suggesting a certain parable of a hammer and nails.
  • Lol. Takeaway #3 is my favorite.

    Regarding the other two takeaways, I think Moore's Law will ensure the simplicity of single-datacenter and/or onsite deployments will be a compelling alternative to the clouds for quite some time.

    In other words, use Google App Engine et al if you like the cost and API's. For the distributed scalability, YNGNI.
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