Join our industry-heavyweight (eBay, Betfair, FiveRuns and Twitter) panel as they explore the cost of making their sites as scalable as possible, whilst tuning to get the most performance they possibly can. They explore the pros-and-cons of making their apps as awesome as possible - all the while under the pressure of their business requirements.
eBay Distinguished Architect at eBay Randy Shoup explains eBay key scalability practices of partitioning, horizontal scale, avoiding XA, asynchronicity, and virtualization. eBay has hundreds of millions of users, over a billion page views a day, and petabytes of data in their systems.
In this article, eBay architect Dan Pritchett explains why global, large-scale architectures need to address latency, and what architectural patterns can be applied to deal with it. Topics covered include the need for asynchronous architecture, partitioning of data, and active/active design.