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Friday, March 12, 2004

The marvel that is eBay Via Forbes

Ebay's dozens of databases and thousands of servers supply 720 million page views daily, and visitor traffic can spike 180% without warningLast year $24 billion of goods changed hands, a number that should rise to $33 billion this year with growth coming from France, the U.K., China and India. Every day adds 36,000 members to the 95 million already registered. Each minute the site is down equals $60,000 in deals that don't get done.Currently,a population of 5,000 servers (half are backup), growing by 1,000 every three months, is connected to 26 databases (6 backup) in three different locations.
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