[thelist] amazon model

Ken Schaefer ken at adOpenStatic.com
Thu Dec 18 05:42:43 CST 2003

From: "Andrew" <andrew at humanbehaviour.co.uk>
Subject: [thelist] amazon model

: Have any you guys had the fortune to work on the
: amazon's site architecture and backoffice?
: If so I'd be intersted to learn exactly how 'automated'
: the model is in controling stock and what language
: was used?


I can't help you with the ins and outs, but according to:
Amazon.com runs a 34 TB Oracle database on HP hardware.

A lot of their internal machines run Linux, but the main data warehouse runs
HPUX (I believe) on Superdome (Intel Itanium-based) servers. There are few
documents on the HP website that may be useful.

I imagine that pretty much everything is automated, in order to deal with
the volumes they have.


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