YouTube Architecture

August 1, 2007

Good summary of YouTube’s architecture. They also started with a monolithic database, threw more hardware at it, and finally partitioned the database so it could scale across many machines. This is an important lesson for any business. Plan to split your database from the beginning. You might keep it on one DB in the beginning, but you should be prepared to partition once you get to a reasonably large size.


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