If you started out building a dating site and instead ended up building a video sharing site (YouTube) that handles 4 billion views a day, then it’s just possible you learned something along the way. And indeed, Mike Solomon, one of the original engineers at YouTube, did learn a lot and he has given a talk about it at PyCon : Scalability at YouTube.This isn’t an architecture driven talk where we are led through a description of how a lot of boxes connect to each other.
YouTube might be streaming more than 13 billion videos a month, or nearly 40 percent of total individual streams, but when you measure by time spent YouTube only accounted for 26 percent of all viewing minutes on the Web last year. ... Read Post
YouTube has just announced some startling new figures: two days worth of video are uploaded every minute to the service, and it’s now achieving 3 Billion views per day. The figures coincide with the Google-owned service’s sixth birt... Read Post