Microsoft’s Bing group runs experiments on their production systems to provide real data on their software and it’s use. A technical paper describes what and how they do this on a large scale.
Pinterest is an interesting company which has had tremendous growth in a short time. In two years, they have gone from three engineers to forty engineers, from one MySQL server to 88 MySQL databases where each has a slave (nice summary from http://highscalability.com). With that amazing growth the talk covers the evolution of the software/hardware infrastructure.
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