How Discord Stores Trillions of Messages

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How Discord Stores Trillions of Messages

Almost six years after our blog post titled "How Discord Stores Billions of Messages," we’ve changed a lot, and this means how we store messages has needed to adapt as we scale. Engineer Bo Ingram shares insight into how Discord shoulders its traffic and provides a platform for our users to communicate.

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