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Twitter as a scalability case study

A lot has been said already about Twitter's scalability issues. Many have given Twitter as an anti-pattern of how not to deal with scalability and have suggested different solutions for scaling it. As Twitter is famously a Ruby-on-Rails deployment, this case has also been used as a weapon in the language/platform wars between the RoR and Java camps, and to a lesser degree, also with the LAMP (PHP) camp

Reader Comments (5)

Java? Are you sure?

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered CommenterVivek Puri

Not a bad article, but not really about Twitter either. It's not his fault, I just don't think the info is out there, but it seems like a lot of speculation about Twitter, then just follows with the same basic scaling strategies that all the regulars are familiar with.

I do enjoy the refreshing assertion that it's not the language that matters, but the architecture.

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered CommenterUltimateBrent

I'm a full believer that languages don't scale, solutions scale. That said, the right framework needs to be put in place at the beginning...otherwise we've seen what happens over and over again. BTW - still loving twitter :)

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge Tuvell
November 29, 1990 | Unregistered Commenterfarhaj

Where is the article?

July 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdos

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