Exploring the software behind Facebook

Pingdom.com created a nice article last month, it took a look at some of the software and techniques that used by Facebook to keep its site up and running smoothly in spite of handling close to half a billion active users. At the scale that Facebook operates, a lot of traditional approaches to serving web content break down or simply aren’t practical.

Before we get into the article, here are a few factoids like Haystack and Cassandra (note that this article was created in Middle, 2009) to give you an idea of the scaling challenge that Facebook has to deal with.

Let’s go back here at http://royal.pingdom.com to check the full version of this article Exploring the software behind Facebook, the world’s largest site!

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