I already knew that Facebook was powered by MySQL but was curious about just how Facebook use the open source database platform.
Recently I found this article where at the bottom of the page, you can find a fascinating two hour video by the Facebook MySQL team talking about their implementation of the RDBMS.
Some statistics to wet your appetite:
- Virtually every user interaction such as likes, shares, status updates, alerts, requests, etc are handled by MySQL.
- 500 million of its 800 million active monthly user base visit the site daily.
- 350 million mobile users pulling and pushing status updates constantly.
- 60 million queries per second.
For the full article and video, you can view it here