ideeli is one of the first companies to build a large-scale Web application on the Ruby on Rails platform, and pioneered many scaling techniques that are now common practice. The application handles an unusual and demanding load pattern, with large and sudden spikes in traffic. And it is hosted entirely in the AWS cloud hosting environment. Two of ideeli’s lead engineers discuss the realities of running a busy OLTP database in the cloud.
Presented by Aaron Brown (ideeli) • Mark Uhrmacher (ideeli) at Percona Live NYC 2011.