The latest MySpace case-study, this will make you giggle!!

See: http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000004532

Some key points:

  • 1 petabyte of data (thats 1,024 terabytes, or 1,048,576 gigabytes!)
  • 827 billion rows billion. And not just a couple of billion, its getting close to trillion! Wow.
  • 4.4 million concurrent users at peak time
  • 330,000 new users each day

Thats just. Staggering!! All running Microsoft OSs and software too What an adorable technology! :o)  By the way, when I first started at my job (which is primarily a Java and mainframe shop), I was on a conference call and an architect said something like: ".NET is adorable, but if you want to do ‘real’ development, then you use Java". Can you even imagine an application this big, scaling on the Java platform? I can’t.

And also, if youve never read it, you gotta read this original case study about MySpace from a couple of years ago, this is a classic!!:

MySpace was growing so fast, and they had so much traffic – that they were triggering the OS to think there was a denial-of-service attack!! Haha good times

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