Foursquare Hits 200 Millionth Check-in, Service Outage Continues

Amidst ongoing outages, Foursquare's celebratign 200 millionth check-in; "In a nutshell, the same thing happened: an overloaded database, the solution to which again was manually redistributing check-in data to make sure no databases were overburdened and then rebooting the site, which we were finally able to do after nearly six hours of downtime. Unacceptably and […]

Amidst ongoing outages, Foursquare's celebratign 200 millionth check-in; "In a nutshell, the same thing happened: an overloaded database, the solution to which again was manually redistributing check-in data to make sure no databases were overburdened and then rebooting the site, which we were finally able to do after nearly six hours of downtime. Unacceptably and frustratingly long, again.

We're still working to implement the technical safeguards we outlined yesterday. We've some of those in place, and implementing the remainder is our top priority in the coming days. We're hoping that these changes will help to stabilize things going forward," stated Foursquare.

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