Retrospective: Scaling Infrastructure at Etsy

Etsy is an online marketplace that connects people across the globe to buy and sell handmade and vintage goods. Founded in 2005 in Brooklyn, Etsy has grown rapidly. As a result, Etsy has need to scale its infrastructure to serve its growing user-base as well as its developers.

In this talk, Bethany Macri, Core Platform Engineer at Etsy, will discuss three software projects that demonstrate how Etsy changed its infrastructure to scale and maintain high availability:

This talk will propose a model for scaling as well as discussing possible ways Etsy will continue to scale as it grows.

Etsy Engineering culture: Code as craft:


Scalability: It's the ability of a program or a system to continue to function as its input grows in size and/or quantity.

Scalability on Wikipedia

Growth in terms of

Technical stack

Length: 43:40
Views 94 Likes: 1
Recorded on 2016-03-10 at ScaleConf - South Africa
Look for other videos at ScaleConf - South Africa.
Tweet this video
infrastructure scale high availability