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Shopify’s Architecture to Handle the World’s Biggest Flash Sales

How do you enable millions of entrepreneurs to run their businesses on your platform? And how do you deal with product launches that suddenly bring millions of requests per minute from one moment to the next?

This talk will walk through how Shopify works under the hood using the customer journey from the initial visit to paid order as our guide. Then we'll dive into our multi-tenant architecture that allows us to add and rebalance shards with no downtime, prevent failures from taking down multiple systems, and prepare for the biggest multi-flash sale event: Black Friday.


Bart de Water

Manager @Shopify Payments Team

Bart works as a manager on the Shopify Payments team from Montréal, Canada. Over the last couple of years, Bart has helped scale Shopify’s in house payment offering to more merchants in more markets and with support for more payment methods. Before moving to the cold lands of poutine and...

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Tuesday May 10 / 12:20PM EDT (50 minutes)


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