Our last article on Disqus: How Disqus Went Realtime With 165K Messages Per Second And Less Than .2 Seconds Latency, was a little out of date, but the folks at Disqus have been busy implementing, not talking, so we don't know a lot about what they are doing now, but we do have a short update in C1MM and NGINX by John Watson and an article Trying out this Go thing.
So Disqus has grown a bit:
- 1.3 billion unique visitors
- 10 billion page views
- 500 million users engaged in discussions
- 3 million communities
- 25 million comments
They are still all about realtime, but Go replaced Python in their Realtime system: