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Scaling Instagram Infrastructure

Instagram is a social network mobile app that allows people to share the world's moments as they happen. It serves 300 millions users on a daily basis throughout the world.

In this talk, we will give an overview on the infrastructure that supports its users on this large scale.

Topics will include:

  • a brief history of infrastructure evolution
  • overall architecture and multi-data center support
  • tuning of uwsgi parameters for scaling
  • performance monitoring and diagnosis
  • and django/python upgrade (why, challenges and lessons learned)


Lisa Guo

Software Engineer @Instagram

Lisa is a software engineer on Instagram infrastructure for the past 2.5 years. She has worked on various aspects on the backend, mostly recently focusing on efficiency aspect of the platform. Prior to Instagram, she worked on several Software Defined Networking projects at Facebook...

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