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The Story of Etsy's Architecture

Ars Technica’s Sean Gallagher summarizes a presentation given at Surge conference covering the evolution of Etsy’s architecture from a centralized PostgreSQL stored procedures based solution to a sharded MySQL and going through a failed service oriented-like architecture:

And the team started to shift feature by feature away from a semi-monolithic Postgres back-end to sharded MySQL databases. “It’s a battle-tested approach,” Snyder said. “Flickr is using it on an enormous scale. It scales horizontally, basically, to near infinity, and there’s no single point of failure—it’s all master to master replication.”

Original title and link: The Story of Etsy’s Architecture (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)

via: http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2011/10/when-clever-goes-wrong-how-etsy-overcame-poor-architectural-choices.ars