Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2023


Dealing with a Monster Query

a story of Elixir & optimization

Once upon a time, there was a gnarly database query with a lot of OR cases. It was limiting capacity ahead of a high-traffic day. Could it be optimized? Thanks to a few features of Elixir, the answer was yes! Here’s how the Axios mobile app’s capacity increased 600% the day before the 2020 US presidential election.


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