From Trawling the Lake to Fishing the Stream, M. Toneman, Adyen, TechSummit Amsterdam

Adyen was looking good to break multiple records for a PostgreSQL database used in production. Rather than following through and celebrating this inevitable success, we decided to abort our record attempt and to focus on a less risky way to scale our backend. Using an in house developed streaming framework (codenamed “Consistent Kafka”), Adyen is able to shard its databases and achieve massive scalability gains (although sadly without breaking any exciting PostgreSQL records).

Duration: 31:48
Publisher: LeaseWeb
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