Twitter: New Tweets per Second Record, and How

Raffi Krikorian, VP Platform Engineering at Twitter, blogged about Twitter's New Tweets per second record and how they achieved it:

"Recently, something remarkable happened on Twitter: On Saturday, August 3 in Japan, people watched an airing of Castle in the Sky, and at one moment they took to Twitter so much that we hit a one-second peak of 143,199 Tweets per second...To give you some context of how that compares to typical numbers, we normally take in more than 500 million Tweets a day which means about 5,700 Tweets a second, on average. This particular spike was around 25 times greater than our steady state."

Read the blog to understand how they reached their goals.

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