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System infrastructure tweaks Shopify made to handle the load of Cyber Monday (shopify.com)
24 points by ten4backdoor 1697 days ago | hide | past | web | 5 comments | favorite

Most of this is pretty standard scaling advice - except the "Tobi" caching, which has some good ideas I haven't seen elsewhere.

DHH describes a similar caching scheme here:


Im surprised how transparent this is. Halfing response time on a system that large is no easy task.

What is there system written in? just curious

Shopify itself is written in Ruby using the Rails framework. I believe we're one of the oldest and largest Rails projects out there.

Some parts of our infrastructure are written in other frameworks (e.g. Thin) and languages (e.g. Go).

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