To say that Google is a dominant force in today’s technology market is a bit of an understatement. The key driver of their success is not their business model, but their technology. Google is notoriously secretive about their technology but some smart folks can reverse engineer public information to get a pretty good idea.
Ed Austin recently gave a talk entitled “The Anatomy of the Google Architecture.” His presentation provides an in depth analysis of the entire Google architecture. Here’s a snapshot of the Google architecture stack:
Ed’s presentation, shown below, walks through each element in the Google architecture stack. If you ever wanted to learn how a technology leader builds highly scalable, performant, and cost effective hosted solutions, Google has given you the roadmap to do it.