The Instagram Architecture Facebook Bought for a Cool Billion Dollars

It’s been a well kept secret, but you may have heard Facebook will Buy Photo-Sharing Service Instagram for $1 Billion. Just what is Facebook buying? Here’s a quick gloss I did a little over a year ago on a presentation Instagram gave on their architecture. In that article Viagra I called Instagram’s architecture the “canonical description of an early stage startup in this era.” Little did we know how true that would turn out to be. If you want to learn how they did it then don’t take a picture, just keep on reading…