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A Brief History of Scaling LinkedIn

· One min read
LinkedIn Engineering Team

LinkedIn started in 2003 with the goal of connecting to your network for better job opportunities. It had only 2,700 members the first week. Fast forward many years, and LinkedIn’s product portfolio, member base, and server load has grown tremendously.

Today, LinkedIn operates globally with more than 350 million members. We serve tens of thousands of web pages every second of every day. We've hit our mobile moment where mobile accounts for more than 50 percent of all global traffic. All those requests are fetching data from our backend systems, which in turn handle millions of queries per second.


A Brief History of Scaling LinkedIn