What isn’t as simple is what goes into running Netflix, a service that streams around 250 million hours of video per day to around 98 million paying subscribers in 190 countries. At this scale, providing quality entertainment in a matter of a few seconds to every user is no joke. And as much as it means building top-notch infrastructure at a scale no other Internet service has done before, it also means that a lot of participants in the experience have to be negotiated with and kept satisfied.
Force.com is the preeminent cloud application development platform in use today, supporting more than 100,000 organizations and 220,000 deployed apps. Individual enterprises and commercial Software as a Service (SaaS) vendors trust the platform to deliver robust, reliable, and Internet-scale applications. To meet the high demands of its large user population, Force.com’s foundation is a metadata-driven software architecture that enables multitenant applications. This paper explains the technolog
At Zendesk, our goal is to help bring companies and their customers closer together with software that’s easy to use, easy to customize, and easy to scale. It starts with ensuring Zendesk Support runs smoothly while providing you with a service that scales to meet your ever-changing needs.
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After using a bunch of methods to scale like R/W split, MySQL partitioning and witnessing them being inadequate for our rapid growth, we came to the conclusion that scaling vertically can only get you so far. The more we thought about it, the more it made sense for us to shard our database.