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August 11, 2010 by huionn

Recently I created an account in facebook. I found that:

  1. it is fast
  2. its user interface is neat and clean
  3. its ads is noninvasive
  4. it has a lot of features contained in “pagelets”

But what amazes me is its scalability: 500 million of users, 100 billion hits per day

Some facebook engineering’s notes that worth reading

Scaling Facebook to 500 Million Users and Beyond

Cassandra – A structured storage system on a P2P NetworkApache Cassandra is a Java project open sourced by facebook in 2008

BigPipe: Pipelining web pages for high performance


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