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Wednesday, May 12 • 07:00 - 07:30
Pandemic - A Tale of 25x Growth in Three Weeks [30min]

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Edmodo is an educational website that takes the ideas of a social network and refines them and makes it appropriate for a classroom. Our traditional peak period happens during the Back to School when students - and teachers - realize they have to go back to the classrooms and suddenly rush to the site to prepare their online alias to the school year.

Last year was different and it happened quickly and without too much warning in March when people were suddenly sent home from the schools to do all their tasks completely remotely.

That's how our adventure started and this is when the site started doubling its traffic on a daily basis depending how many countries went into lockdown on that given day. The traffic on the dbs went up from 200K QPS to 5 million within a course of 3 week, we hit several limitations when scaling our dbs, sometimes we had no other choice but to make risky decisions but the site stayed up and running.

Please join me on this retroactive journey.

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Natarajan Chidhambharam

MySQL DBA, Edmodo
Natarajan Chidhambharam is an infrastructure engineer at Edmodo with focus on database scalability and reliability. Relational databases, db infrastructure solutions for large scale websites are his main working interests. Edmodo successfully handled 25x db trac growth during the... Read More →
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Miklos Szel

Senior MySQL Architect, Edmodo
Miklos Mukka Szel is a Senior DB Architect at Edmodo. With more than 20 years’ experience in system and network administration, he has also worked for Walt Disney International as its main International MySQL DBA. Miklos specializes in MySQL-based high availability solutions, performance... Read More →

Wednesday May 12, 2021 07:00 - 07:30 EDT
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