Kyle Vigen, Bunchball engineer extraordinaire and cyborg from the future, writes about sharding and how we handle it at Bunchball. He even mentions the Chinese Remainder Theorem. Classic! Want to work with people like Kyle? Come Work for Bunchball.
A month ago I ended a post with a teaser about how we had to quickly scale up to handle MySpace’s traffic, so today I want to talk about the architectural changes that made that possible. In particular, I want to dive a little deeper into one of the fundamental questions we had to answer:…