Discord is Using BigQuery

I found this interesting: https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/redshift-to-bigquery-migration-for-gaming-app

BigQuery now supports all of our reporting, dashboarding, machine learning, and data exploratory use cases at Discord.

Anyone else using BigQuery heavily with or around Elixir? Would love to talk pipelines!


I have personally not. Just going to guess that Discord are using these because they are growing and they need to start nickel-and-diming all their hosting costs.

They have done amazing things for the Elixir community. But I wouldn’t be surprised if they go full Rust soon – although I think it’s going to be extremely hard to duplicate the BEAM’s responsiveness in any other language but hey, who knows.

Yeah what they’re putting out lately is definitely more Rusty. I would seriously question the decision to give up everything the BEAM has going for it.

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