Japan provides for Twitter Record: 143 199 tweets per second




The microblogging service Twitter experience particularly on special occasions peak levels of use. Football World Cup, Super Bowl or New Year and again responsible for new records – and failures. To counteract the failures Twitter has worked since 2010 very much in the background. Both the software and the technology have been adapted to the needs, so that today many more requests can be processed as it was a few years ago. The exact technical details can be booked with read Twitter .


On average, are sold daily at 500 million tweets per second therefore about 5,700. On 2 August (3 August in Japan) attended the broadcast of a film ( Castle in the Sky ) for a new peak in tweets per second. 143 199 tweets were written in a second. Twitter and got no hiccups. This is due to the improvements that have been made.

The goal of Twitter is also easy to put away such peaks in usage. How does the new system over the old beats, you can see on the graph below. Those who have long used Twitter will have noticed that the famous Fail Whale no longer can so often overlook. Also a result of the optimization.

2-perf improvements

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