Sunday, May 3, 2009

Facebook's Haystack.

'Haystack' is the name of Facebook's photo storage and service infrastructure. Its an amazingly large and superbly scalable system which allows facebook to store and retrieve photos uploaded by millions of users. The system incorporates a distributed data storage which handles a whopping 25 terabytes of photo uploads every week!
Here is an interesting article about Haystack on facebook's engineering blog.

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