Instagram scales with Postgres

Gary Carter February 6, 2013

This engineering blog by Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger is another great example of the robust feature set available today in PostgreSQL to handle some of the most modern of database scalability problems. Note that he highlights not just core features, but tools from the Postgres ecosystem like pg_reorg and Wal-E as well as some nice tweaks done with one of the many supported server-side languages (in this case Python's psycopg2). Check out this short and informative read here (

Gary Carter

A seasoned software engineering professional with experience developing robust software tools and applications, Gary has worked primarily on building complex client-server and n-tier web applications in both hands-on and management roles including: Requirements Specifications, Quality Assurance, Documentation, Business Analysis, Engineering, and Project Management.