At Instagram, our mission is to capture and share the world's moments. Our app is used by over 400M people monthly; this creates a lot of challenging data needs. We use Cassandra heavily, as a general key-value storage. In this presentation, I will talk about how we use Cassandra to serve our critical use cases; the improvements/patches we made to make sure Cassandra can meet our low latency, high scalability requirements; and some pain points we have.
About the Speaker
Dikang Gu Software Engineer, Facebook
I'm a software engineer at Instagram core infra team, working on scaling Instagram infrastructure, especially on building a generic key-value store based on Cassandra. Prior to this, I worked on the development of HDFS in Facebook. I got the master degree of Computer Science in Shanghai Jiao Tong university in China.