Es gibt einen sehr interessanten Blogeintrag, der auf ein Videovortrag verweist, das einer der Youtube Entwickler/Techniker gehalten hat. Es geht um Skalierbarkeit, speziell um Thumbnails, Datenbanken, etc..
Abstract von der video.google.com Webseite:
“This talk will discuss some of the scalability challenges that have arisen during … Alle » YouTube’s short but extraordinary history. YouTube has grown incredibly rapidly despite having had only a handful of people responsible for scaling the site. Topics of discussion will include hardware scalability, software scalability, and database scalability.
Speaker: Cuong Do Cuong is currently an engineering manager at YouTube/Google. He was part of the engineering team that scaled the YouTube software and hardware infrastructure from its infancy to its current scale. Prior to YouTube/Google, he held various software development and management positions at PayPal and Inktomi.”