Urban Dictionary: Recent Infrastructure Changes for Rails at Scale

May 30, 2012 Danny Burkes

Urban Dictionary is a Ruby on Rails application and the 109th most visited site in the country according to Quantcast. Today it runs entirely in the cloud — on Heroku, AWS and Akamai — and per-user costs are lower than ever. Founder Aaron Peckham discusses recent infrastructure changes to the site, the costs and benefits of each change, and tricks to minimize risk while making changes to a large site.

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