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Schedule - PGConf.EU 2014

Scaling fashionably: From Startup to Scale at Zalando

Date: 2014-10-23
Time: 12:50–13:40
Room: Renacimiento I
Level: Intermediate

PostgreSQL plays a crucial role in Zalando's infrastructure, storing everything from customer information to article data and reliably backing our real-time warehouse management systems. Starting from version 9.0 we have been using every release of PostgreSQL in production and loving it more and more with every next release.

I want to share how we deploy, configure, monitor and use PostgreSQL databases to power the fastest growing and the biggest fashion e-commerce platform in Europe.

Among the challenges, I am going to talk about are:

  • accessing sharded and distributed data;
  • managing hundreds of database changes done by hundreds of developers every week;
  • running our databases with minimal downtimes;
  • configuring, controlling and monitoring more than 100 master database instances and hundreds of replicas in several data centers.


Valentine Gogichashvili