Randy Shoup on eBay's Architectural Principles
Randy Shoup covers the architectural principles eBay has used to grow and evolve its infrastructure to massive scale. It covers the forces ("-ilities") needed to contend with and design for scalability, availability, manageability, etc. He outlines eBay's architectural principles which meet - and trade off - those forces and describes reusable patterns for each strategy with eBay examples.
Randy Shoup is a Distinguished Architect in the eBay Marketplace Architecture group. Since 2004, he has been the primary architect for eBay's search infrastructure. Prior to eBay, he was Chief Architect at Tumbleweed Communications, and held a variety of roles at Oracle and Informatica. He has a BS in Mathematical and Computational Science, and an AB in Political Science, from Stanford University.
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