SFPUG April: Sharding with Instagram

Mike Krieger will speak about how Instagram evolved their PostgreSQL data storage as they scaled from 0 to 27 million registered users in less than two years. We'll walk through the history from a single machine to their current sharded setup holding over 2TB of data, and discuss how we evolved our use of PostgreSQL to match our rapid-scaling needs.

Event Hosting and food generously supplied by Heroku.  RSVP or starve!


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a video of this by chance, for those of us who never made it off the waiting list?

    April 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This one (unlike previous one) was excellent!!! Very informative, dynamic, etc...

    April 18, 2012

  • Andrew S.

    The speaker's talk was full of humility, real-world experience, and common-sense problem solving. Basically the ideal presentation.

    April 18, 2012

  • Ian K.

    Great talk, logical sharding and virtualizing the shard instances instead of concrete physical sharding is hot; great use of PostgreSQL schemas.

    April 18, 2012

  • Jeff B.


    April 18, 2012

  • Hari B.

    Anyone need a ride from Sunnyvale/MV? Reply in the next 10 minutes.

    April 17, 2012

  • Lorena

    missing this, but if you want to share info on interesting sharding info send me an email

    April 16, 2012

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