[Catalyst] Hypothetical Site and Scalability Planning

Chris hutchinson.chris at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 22:15:24 GMT 2007

> For example how would you guys approach a project where you needed to create
> a site like a myspace.com or similar with 0 current users but could surpass
> 1 million users in 1 month then 100 million in 1 year.

Here's how ebay handle these sort of numbers:

They do some unexpected (to me) things to manage their data, with no
transactions and no referential integrity in the db in order to permit
scale across multiple dbs.

- Chris

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