Bob Patterson

Database Engineer, Tumblr

Bob is a Database Engineer at Tumblr where he helps to manage their database infrastructure while also spending time making sure the application and other systems scale. Also he contributes to Jetpants the mysql management software that was developed at Tumblr and is maintained by himself and others.


Tumblr manages more than 250+ database servers with 55+ TB of data. We accomplish this through our architecture, tools and process. During this talk I will discuss how the databases at Tumblr are laid out and go into detail about what tables and data lives on each type of machine. Also I will go through how we back our dashboard(news feed) in our application and database layer. Finally I will... [read more]