16 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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PlentyOfFish

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability over 1 year ago.
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Other than StackOverflow , PlentyOfFish is perhaps the most spectacular example of scale-up architectures working for what your average sane person would consider a large system. It doesn't hurt that it's also a sexy story.

Update 5 : PlentyOfFish Update - 6 Billion Pageviews And 32 Billion Images A Month

Update 4 : Jeff Atwood costs out Markus' scale up approach against a scale out approach and finds scale up wanting. The discussion …

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability over 2 years ago.
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PlentyOfFish: 6 Billion Page Views ; World: info doubling every 2 years ; 2015: 7,910 exabytes of global digital data ; Khan Academy: 4 million uniques ; G+: 62 million users ; Zynga: leased 9 megawatts of capacity ; Heroku: billions of page views a month

Quoteable quotes:

Udi Dhan : Scalability is not boolean.

John Boyd: Look at the mission, not the technology. And if you do look at …

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability over 2 years ago.
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Markus has a small update on their PlentyOfFish Architecture . Impressive November statistics:

6 billion pageviews served

32 billion images served

6 million logins i n one day

IM servers handle about 30 billion pageviews

11 webservers (5 of which could be dropped)

Hired first DBA in July

All hosting/cdn costs combined are under $70k/month.

Lesson: small organization, simple architecture, on raw hardware is still plenty profitable for PlentyOfFish.

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