Scaling Microblogging Services with Divergent Traffic Demands

  title={Scaling Microblogging Services with Divergent Traffic Demands},
  author={Tianyin Xu and Yang Chen and Lei Jiao and Ben Y. Zhao and Pan Hui and Xiaoming Fu},
Today’s microblogging services such as Twitter have long outgrown their initial designs as SMS-based social networks. Instead, a massive and steadily-growing user population of more than 100 million is using Twitter for everything from capturing the mood of the country to detecting earthquakes and Internet service failures. It is unsurprising that the traditional centralized client-server architecture has not scaled with user demands, leading to server overload and significant impairment of… CONTINUE READING
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