Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

How the e-commerce websites like amazon handles the load at same time.

Posted on 2014-01-10
3
Medium Priority
?
259 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-20
If an website like amazon or ebay receives 360 clicks per second across different locations across the world
and if the same is increased to 2000/20000 clicks per second across the world
How or what kind of development or practices or processes can ensure that all the requests can be handled properly with no downtime or instantly.

What kind of approach these follows.
0
Comment
Question by:searchsanjaysharma
3 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:Andrew Angell
ID: 39772053
Server Clusters.  Basically lots of different servers acting as one huge one, and then more clusters for redundancy.
0
 
LVL 84

Accepted Solution

by:
Dave Baldwin earned 2000 total points
ID: 39772096
You might find this article interesting.  It shows how different the large companies server operations are from the smaller ones.  http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/11/amazon-google-secret-servers/   Other articles estimate that Amazon has between 150,000 and 500,000 servers.  Google has over 1.2 million servers while Facebook is supposed to have only 200,000.  And Microsoft is supposed to have over 1 million.  But those counts may be old, they're all still growing.

Amazon is reported to have 1000 software engineers programming and maintaining their systems.  Google, Microsoft, and Facebook have many thousands of programmers.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:searchsanjaysharma
ID: 39793887
tx
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Cloud Security

In this webinar you will learn:

-Why existing firewall and DMZ architectures are not suited for securing cloud applications
-How to make your enterprise “Cloud Ready”, and fix your aging DMZ architecture
-How to transform your enterprise and become a Cloud Enabler

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In threads here at EE, each comment has a unique Identifier (ID). It is easy to get the full path for an ID via the right-click context menu. However, we often want to post a short link within a thread rather than the full link. This article shows a…
A quick Powershell script I wrote to find old program installations and check versions of a specific file across the network.
The viewer will learn how to look for a specific file type in a local or remote server directory using PHP.
In this fifth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFdetach utility, which is able to list and, more importantly, extract attachments that are embedded in PDF files. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable …
Suggested Courses

916 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question