Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2024


Taming the Beast: Managing High-Growth Postgres Databases at CircleCI

Databases are some of the most important contributing factors determining system reliability, scalability and maintainability. Most of CircleCI’s core services are data-intensive, storing millions of rows per week, and growing linearly with usage of our CI/CD platform. As a result they contributed to numerous reliability issues - from degraded RDS performance, long database migrations, and painful database upgrades.

In this presentation, the speaker will discuss how we reduced CircleCI’s operational risk by curbing our database growth by a third.


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