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Many services / applications now a day are ill equipped with handling a sudden rush of popularity, as is often the case on the internet now a days, to a point where the services either become unavailable or unbearably slow.
By taking a chapter from the ant colonies in the wild, where their strength lies in their numbers and the fact that everyone works together towards the same goal, we can apply the same principle to our service by using systems such as
and a few others, you can achieve greater performance, more redundancy, higher availability and have the ability to scale your services up and down as required easily.
During this talk attendees will be lead through the world of distributed systems and scalability, and shown the how, where and what, of how to take the average application and splitting it into smaller more manageable pieces.
The speakers will be discussing using PHP in high volume environments, the choices people made and why the made them.
Hugh Williams, the vice president of experience, search and platforms at eBay will us on a tour of key platforms used at eBay. From their Hadoop platform and data stores, to how PHP is used at eBay. Finally giving us some exciting insight to what's coming up that is cool at eBay in 2012.
WordPress.com is an Alexa Top 20 web website, we get more than 100 million page views per day and 99% of the backend is PHP.
The service has seen tremendous growth in the past couple of years. The presentation will explain how the system and copes with the load. This includes explanation of the software stack, scaling techniques and sharing lots of experience and real-life stats.
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24th–25th February 2012