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Pinterest Architecture Numbers

Todd Hoff caught some new numbers about Pinterest architecture and from those the ones interesting from the data point of view:

  • 125 EC2 memcached instances, from which 90 for production and 35 for internal usage:

    Another 90 EC2 instances are dedicated towards caching, through memcache. “This allows us to keep a lot of data in memory that is accessed very often, so we can keep load off of our database system,” Park said. Another 35 instances are used for internal purposes.

  • 70 master MySQL databases on EC2

    • sharded at 50% capacity
    • backup databases in different regions

    Behind the application, Pinterest runs about 70 master databases on EC2, as well as another set of backup databases located in different regions around the world for redundancy.

    In order to serve its users in a timely fashion, Pinterest sharded its database tables across multiple servers. When a database server gets more than 50% filled, Pinterest engineers move half its contents to another server, a process called sharding. Last November, the company had eight master-slave database pairs. Now it has 64 pairs of databases. “The sharded architecture has let us grow and get the I/O capacity we need,” Park said.

  • 80 million/410TB objects stored in S3

  • no details about Redis

Original title and link: Pinterest Architecture Numbers (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)