Scaling Django Apps

Location: D133
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(4.00, 2 ratings) is a Django based Mercurial code hosting community. Bitbucket started with just a couple Amazon EC2 instances, but quickly outgrew EC2’s capabilities. When Bitbucket joined Atlassian last year we took the opportunity to rearchitect the infrastructure with performance in mind. In this session I’ll cover what that process entailed and share our experiences.

Topics will include:

  • Deployment
  • Caching
  • Replication
  • Load balancing
  • Monitoring
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Charles McLaughlin


Charles has over a decade of experience as a systems administrator. He has worked for Atlassian for over three years administering large scale Java applications. Previously he worked for the University of California, Davis developing Python-based web applications using Zope and Plone. Currently Charles is the lead Systems Engineer for Bitbucket, a Mercurial based code hosting site built using Django.