Fox and MySpace

Discussion of MySpace’s and MySpace parent Fox Interactive Media’s use of database and analytic technology. Related subjects include:

March 5, 2009

MySpace’s multi-hundred terabyte database running on Aster Data

Aster Data has put up a blog post embedding and summarizing a video about its MySpace account. Basic metrics include:

The combined Aster deployment now has 200+ commodity hardware servers working together to manage 200+ TB of data that is growing at 2-3TB per day by collecting 7-10B events that happen on one of the world.

I’m pretty sure that’s counting correctly (i.e., user data).* Read more

August 25, 2008

Greenplum’s single biggest customer

Greenplum offered a bit of clarification regarding the usage figures I posted last night. Everything on the list is in production, except that:

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