The story I heard second hand was "in-house developed C application server
backed by sh1tloads of Java" 

-----Original Message-----
From: Joseph [mailto:jlhurtado / gmail.com] 
Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2006 3:05 PM
To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org
Subject: Re: Real World Scalability and Ruby - Top 20

I missed Amazon on the list I just sent, it should read J2EE there too as
was mentioned:

"Amazon, for example, uses a lot of J2EE. " Tim Smith.

Regards,

Jose Hurtado



Joseph wrote:
> Friends,
>
> As Tim Bray suggested I've made my best to drop the guesses on the 
> list, and show only information I know is either true or reported by 
> some credible source.  When no information is there, I just left a 
> question mark.
>
> I have also updated the list with the information Chad Perrin, Charles 
> Nutter and Tim Bray added to it.  This is the list so far, again open 
> for improvement:
>
> 1 Yahoo FreeBSD
>    PERL, PHP, Proprietary
> "Also Python and Common Lisp" Chad Perrin
>
>
> 2 MSN   Windows Server 2000/2003, Some FreeBSD
>    ASP, ASP.NET
> "I believe they're still using some FreeBSD systems at Hotmail, and 
> all of Windows is behind free unix firewalls through a proxy service." 
> Chad Perrin
>
> 3 Google.  Linux based or unknown servers
>    Python, C, Proprietary, Java
>
> 4 Baidu.com  Linux based unknown.
>   ?
>
> 5. Qq.com  Linux based unknown and Windows 2003.
>    ?
>
> 6. MySpace  Windows 2003 / 2000 some Linux unknowns too.
>    Coldfusion
> "Migrating to BlueDragon.NET, which uses .NET as the back end for 
> ColdFusion... currently... on a ColdFusion 5 back-end" Chad Perrin
>
> 7. sina.com.cn  FreeBSD, Solaris 8, Linux based unknowns,
>     ?
>
> 8. Yahoo Japan Like Yahoo at 1.
>
> 9. 163.com China  FreeBSD and some Linux based unknowns,
>     ?
>
> 10 Live.com     Windows 2003, Linux unknown servers
>    ASP.NET
>
> 11 eBay.com Windows 2000/2003
> PERL, Proprietary, Java J2EEE
>
> "eBay is running a crapload of Java... they used to be a solid ASP 
> site
> (pre-.NET) but switched to Java because the ASP stuff scaled 
> horribly...the site has Sun/Java branding...it's probably safe to 
> assume Java's involved. " Charles Nutter
>
> 12. Sohu.com China      Linux unknown servers
>       ?
>
> 13. YouTube.com Linux unknown servers
>       ?
>
> 14.     Yahoo China     Like 1
>
> 15. Microsoft   Windows 2003 / 2000, some FreeBSD at Hotmail, and UNIX
> based firewalls.
>       ASP.net, ASP
>
> 16.   Wikipedia Apache, very little FreeBSD
>         Mostly PHP, some minor PERL, Python and some Java for the 
> English search.
>
> "a grand total of one FreeBSD server... The servers are primarily 
> running on Fedora Core 3-5...The MediaWiki software is all PHP.  MySQL 
> ...it's classic LAMP platform." Chad Perrin
>
> "but Wikimedia do use Lucene  [Apache Java based text search engine]
> for at least the english search"   A. S. Bradbury
>
> 17. Amazon.com  FreeBSD, Linux unknown servers, Solaris 8, Netware
>      PERL, Proprietary, more?
>
> 18. Orkut.com   Linux unknown server
>     "ASP.NET"  Tim Bray
>
>
> 19. Blogger             FreeBSD, Linux unknown servers
>      ?
>
> 20.     Google UK       Like Google
> 
> 
> Bye again,
> 
> Jose Hurtado
> Web Developer
> Toronto, Canada


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