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Scalability of Facebook Architecture

  • Hugo BarrigasEmail author
  • Daniel Barrigas
  • Melyssa Barata
  • Jorge Bernardino
  • Pedro Furtado
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 353)

Abstract

Scalability is the ability of a system, network, or process to handle a growing amount of work in a capable manner or its ability to be enlarged to accommodate that growth. There are a lot of different elements behind the success of Facebook. Of course it’s mostly about vision, timing and the right people. It’s also about the availability of readily available technology and excellent technical architecture. This paper addresses and compares both scalable and non-scalable systems. The purpose of this paper is to present a scalable web interaction benchmarking setup, using as a case study a simulation of Facebook, and to explain Facebook’s main architecture.

Keywords

Scalability Facebook Benchmark Architecture 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugo Barrigas
    • 2
    Email author
  • Daniel Barrigas
    • 2
  • Melyssa Barata
    • 1
  • Jorge Bernardino
    • 1
    • 2
  • Pedro Furtado
    • 2
  1. 1.Polytechnic Institute of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  2. 2.University of Coimbra Pinhal de MarrocosCoimbraPortugal

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