Sharding & IDs at Instagram

With more than 25 photos & 90 likes every second, we store a lot of data here at Instagram. To make sure all of our important data fits into memory and is available quickly for our users, we’ve begun to shard our data—in other words, place the data in many smaller buckets, each holding a part of the data.

Insightful blogpost explaining how exactly Instagram is generating unique IDs.

Sharding & IDs at Instagram →

Related: be sure to read Jurriaan Persyn’s blogpost on Sharding at Netlog too. Highly recommended reading material.

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Bramus is a Freelance Web Developer from Belgium. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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