Evan Elias

Evan Elias
Database Engineering Lead, Tumblr

Website | @evanelias

Evan is a senior engineer at Tumblr, where he develops database solutions that scale to tens of billions of rows spanning over 100 MySQL installations. He has previously worked at Six Apart and Harvard University, and his software is used by major publications such as The New Yorker and Consumer Reports. He is intimately familiar with the internals of four major blogging platforms, and has been developing online software since the days of dial-up bulletin board systems.


Operations and Culture
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Evan Elias (Tumblr)
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Sharding a huge, very active MySQL dataset can mean running into more gotchas than obvious solutions. At this session, we'll outline how, when, and why we sharded Tumblr's primary data set. We'll also cover the application logic and automation tools that we built to initially shard, split, and move billions of rows of MySQL data for millions of blogs, and the mistakes we made along the way. Read more.


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