Etsy's Transition to HHVM
Dan Miller, an engineer at Etsy, wrote an extensive blog post detailing Etsy’s transition to HHVM on some of their production servers.
They saw significant decrease in response time:
as well as a significant increase in maximum load before response time began to suffer:
Beyond just raw performance, the blog post also talks about some of the other features of HHVM, such as its built-in debugger and performance profiling tools. I highly recommend reading the entire post for all the details!
Success stories like these are why Facebook open-sourced HHVM, and continues to be committed to it as an open-source project. Helping other people and companies scale their technology helps connect the world, and is why I personally love doing what I’m doing.
Read more at the Code as Craft blog: “Experimenting with HHVM at Etsy”