Could you build a site as big as Ebay on rails and have it perform fast
You could build any size site with any platform. The only question is
what would it cost.
I believe Rails is an immensely scalable platform by virtue of Shared
Nothing. And since Shared Nothing is an approach to scaling used by
most of the LAMP stacks, you don’t need to look at Rails-specific
sites for scalability advice.
Look at LiveJournal, Yahoo, or any of the other big honking sites that
runs the LAMP stack with Shared Nothing approaches. If they scale,
For further proof, see http://rubyonrails.org/applications. Lots of
these applications are handling more than a million (if not millions)
page request daily now.
David Heinemeier H.
http://www.loudthinking.com – Broadcasting Brain
http://www.basecamphq.com – Online project management
http://www.backpackit.com – Personal information manager
http://www.rubyonrails.com – Web-application framework