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Ebay architecture scalability

Ebay architecture scalability

At SD Forum 2006, Randy Shoup and Dan Pritchett, both with eBay, gave a presentation on eBay’s architecture. Pritchett subsequently posted his presentation slides in his blog, The eBay Architecture.
Predictably, the presentation contained a few inspiring statistics, such as:

  • 15,000 application instances running in eight data centers
  • 212,000,000 registered users
  • 1 billion page views per day
  • 26 billion SQL queries and updates per day
  • Over 2 petabytes of data
  • $1,590 worth of goods traded per second
  • Over 1 billion photos
  • 7 languages
  • 99.94% uptime

Other stats in the presentation related to development process and features, such as:

  • Over 300 new features released each quarter
  • Over 100,000 lines of code released every two weeks
  • "According to the presentation, the goal of eBay’s current architecture is to handle an additional ten-fold increase in traffic, something eBay expects to reach within a few short years. Another architecture objective is to be able to handle peak loads, and for components to gracefully degrade under unusual load or in the case of system failures." read more  HERE


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    Cédric Walter

    I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.