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From David Scott <ds94...@earthlink.net>
Subject Re: Amazon
Date Sat, 23 Feb 2008 02:10:30 GMT
Doesn't sound right to me that they would jettison the existing 
deployment unless it was really dysfunctional, which doesn't seem to be 
the case...I'm curious what the real story is.

d

Jonathan Vanasco wrote:
> I've heard from a few reputable sources that Amazon is looking to drop 
> mod_perl, and push into another technology ( which I've also head is 
> likely to be Java ).
>
> They have a HUGE deployment on mp, and have been my prime "Um, not 
> enterprise?  Hello, AMAZON."  repsonse.
>
> I know that people 'in the know' can't comment on record... however 
> I'm wondering if anyone with second-hand intel has heard , and can 
> share :
>
>     a- what the bottleneck / scaling issues were
>     b- were these due to apache/mod_perl, or because of the framework 
> implementation... and this is just an opportunity to switch 
> technologies while they switch frameworks ( ie, is MP to blame, or 
> Template Toolkit... and MP is taking a fall since its going to be a 
> PITA to ditch TT )
>     c- what the hell the financial projections were on doing this.  
> are they looking to save on hardware scaling, developer scaling, is 
> the codebase just unmanageable?  this would be a costly transition
>
>
>
>
> // Jonathan Vanasco
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