The PHP Scalability Myth
Subject:   Performance NOT EQUALS to Scalable
Date:   2003-10-17 09:15:00
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Performance NOT EQUALS to Scalable

Amazon does not have a J2EE architecture. They use custom C++ stuff and Perl.

The point of the article is that PHP can scale to handle large sites as well as Java can. The fact that an HTTP load-balancer is separate from PHP looks like a positive thing to many people. Fail-over is typically provided by the load-balancer as well, assuming you are using one of the many approaches for sharing session data with PHP.

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  • Performance NOT EQUALS to Scalable
    2008-04-10 06:59:33  stefan.arentz [View]

    No doubt that parts of Amazon still run on Perl but I think they have mentioned several times on conferences that Perl was a dead end for them and that they switched to Java for all new development.

    Most, if not all, of their public web services are also written in Java.