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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:

http://37signals.com/svn/posts/3113-how-key-based-cache-expi...


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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