Scaling GRAMMY.com at the High Performance Drupal Meetup

  • Posted on: 26 June 2012
  • By: Christefano Reyes

In this 1-hour presentation at the High Performance Drupal meetup on April 3, 2012, Kevin Colligan (@kevincolligan) of the Recording Academy (@TRAlosangeles) presents a performance- and scalability-focused case study on GRAMMY.com.

This video describes the current setup used for GRAMMY.com to keep it fast and stable — Pressflow and Master/Slave databases, Drupal's built-in cache mechanisms, Akamai and Content Delivery Networks, Varnish load balancing and reverse proxies, Memcache and other tricks.

At the end, the presentation featured questions and answers from the audience, and an idea of what GRAMMY.com performance and scalability will look like in the future.

Outline:

  • GRAMMY.com Basics
  • Integrated Services
  • GRAMMY.org
  • GRAMMY 101
  • In-Show TTL
  • GRAMMY.com Numbers
  • Software
    • Pressflow
    • Apache Solr
    • Memcache
    • Varnish
  • Hardware
  • Server Setup
  • Multi-Layered Defense
  • Web Server Performance
  • Database Performance
  • Varnish Performance
  • Akamai Performance
  • Looking Ahead
  • Questions

Video: http://blip.tv/episode/6224301  
Comments: http://groups.drupal.org/node/221334#comments