Scaling Instagram

Operations and Culture
Location: King's Suite Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.36, 11 ratings)

We’ve scaled the backend systems for Instagram to support over 85 million users, all with an engineering team of 6 and a backend team of 2. This talk will cover specific parts of the architecture, including feed fan-out, horizontal database partitioning, and search, and will extract higher-level principles about making technology decisions at a fast-growing startup.

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Mike Krieger


Co-founder and technical lead at Instagram


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