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Instagram did just fine with postgresql with 27 million users. Many logical shards spread over a smaller amount of physical ones.

http://www.databasesoup.com/2012/04/sharding-postgres-with-i...




Instagram isn't very complicated to be honest so I doubt that's a good scalability example.

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Skype's plan to support 1 billion users w/ postgres a few years ago? http://highscalability.com/skype-plans-postgresql-scale-1-bi... and http://www.slideshare.net/adorepump/small-overview-of-skype-...

Billions of records, 10,000 transactions per second. This was a couple of years ago.

Dunno if Skype is complicated enough for you.

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I get the sense he'll ratchet up what "complicated" means until he wins the argument. :)

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No just there is a difference between large and complicated.

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