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Facebook shares some secrets on making MySQL scale

Dec 08, 2011, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Kicking off the event, Facebook's Domas Mituzas shared some stats that illustrate the importance of its MySQL user database:

MySQL handles pretty much every user interaction: likes, shares, status updates, alerts, requests, etc.
Facebook has 800 million users; 500 million of them visit the site daily.
350 million mobile users are constantly pushing and pulling status updates
7 million applications and web sites are integrated into the Facebook platform
User data sets are made even larger by taking into account both scope and time

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