Update on Disqus: It’s Still About Realtime, But Go Demolishes Python
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 8:56AM Our last article on Disqus: How Disqus Went Realtime With 165K Messages Per Second And Less Than .2 Seconds Latency, was a little out of date, but the folks at Disqus have been busy implementing, not talking, so we don’t know a lot about what they are doing now, but we do have a short update in C1MM and NGINX by John Watson and an article Trying out this Go thing. So Disqus has grown a bit: 1.3 billion unique visitors 10 billion page views 500 million users engaged in discussions 3 million communities 25 million comments They are still all about realtime, but Go replaced Python in their Realtime system: Original Realtime backend was written in a pretty lightweight Python + gevent. The realtime service is a …
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