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Scalability stories for Oct 22, 2007

Why most large-scale sites which scale are not written in java ?   -  ( What nine of the world's largest websites are running on)  -  A couple of very interesting blogs to read. Slashdot's setup Part 1 - Just in time for the 10 year anniversary. Flexiscale - Looks like an amazon competitor in the hosting business. Pownce - Lessons learned   - Lessons learned while developing Pownce, a social messaging web application Amazon's Dynamo - Dynamo is internal technology developed at Amazon to address the need for an incrementally scalable, highly-available key-value storage system. The technology is designed to give its users the ability to trade-off cost, consistency, durability and performance, while maintaining high-availability. [ PDF ] . This paper presents the design and implementation of Dynamo, a highly available key-value storage system that some of Amazon’s core services use to provide an “always-on” experience.  To achieve this level of avail