Data Infrastructure @ Blue Apron

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Blue Apron uses BigQuery as the core of their data infrastructure, piping data from Kafka and Postgres in via Airflow jobs. They optimize their tables via date partitioning while letting BigQuery handle schema updates. This post uses words like "effortless" and "confident".

While the Slack infrastructure still represents the dominant approach at savvy companies, it's notable how much more straightforward Blue Apron's BigQuery-based stack seems to be, and how much scalability it offers.

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