Facebook shares some secrets on making MySQL scale

“Kicking off the event, Facebook’s Domas Mituzas shared some
stats that illustrate the importance of its MySQL user

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
350 million mobile users are constantly pushing and pulling status
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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