Nicolai Plum is a Senior Systems Architect at Booking.com, the leading online hotel accommodation reservation company in the world. He specialises in scalability of computing infrastructure, databases and system operations.
Web front-end systems for ecommerce companies use large and rapidly changing data sets. This talk describes how Booking.com has dealt with the challenges of increasing database sizes and demands for higher performance while the company grows rapidly. It is a two-year journey of transformation from a simple RDBMS architecture with new MySQL versions, hardware developments, application sharding, and clever code.