Facebook on “Scaling Out”

August 21st, 2008

Jason Sobel has an interesting post, “Scaling Out” on Facebook’s BCP work and the move to being multi-colo.

Interesting to me was noting that:

  • they just got around to this 8 months ago, and they’re fscking Facebook (which means you can wait)
  • they’re still doing all writes to a single datacenter
  • they’re hacking an object-level mark/sweep into the MySQL replication stream suggesting a certain parable of a hammer and nails.

via PaulH

2 responses to “Facebook on “Scaling Out””

  1. rabble says:

    link’s broken

  2. Kellan says:

    thanks, fixed.