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Some Considerations for Scaling: What We Did At New Relic

YOW! 2012 Melbourne

In four years, New Relic has grown from a dozen customers to over 25,000 customers, and from collecting hundreds of metrics a day to collecting billions a day. We’ve done this without a huge investment in hardware – which is very cool. This talk will cover some of the ways we built a system that has scaled so effectively. Sharding, of course, but sharding is not magic; caching, of course, but caching is not magic; hardware improvements, of course, but … well, you get the idea. There is no one magic solution but a combination a number of strategic decisions.


Software Psychologist VP Engineering,

New Relic

Bjorn Freeman-Benson joins New Relic as the Vice President of Engineering following an interesting career in software tools, most recently with the Eclipse Foundation supporting the leading open so...