Open Collective
Open Collective
Scaling the Horizon: Expanding Capabilities and Accelerating Search
Published on May 16, 2023 by Mathijs de Bruin

Greetings, explorers of the Interplanetary Filesystem!

We embarked on a thrilling journey, setting ourselves the ambitious goal of handling a staggering 1000 hits/s on our API endpoints. The aim was to showcase our readiness to scale with IPFS and our ability to manage large-scale integration as the exclusive search and discovery platform within the IPFS ecosystem.

We heard whispers that a renowned search engine might be interested in exploring IPFS. As veterans in searching IPFS, we eagerly accepted the challenge. The gulf was wide - from handling about 0.1 requests/second to 1000 requests/second. But when navigating the exponential growth curve, four orders of magnitude can be surprisingly traversable.

In the digital realm, passivity can lead to being swept away by explosive growth. We chose to sail ahead of the wave, ensuring our success doesn't become our downfall. We remained steadfast, unwavering in our ideals even in the face of market pressures.

And we're proud to report - we've surpassed our ambitious goal! Our service now confidently handles 1000 requests per second, effectively bridging the gap and standing tall in the face of the challenge.

However, the journey doesn't stop here. We are currently working on deploying our new indexes in production. This leap will expand our API with more searchable fields, making it easier for you to find exactly what you're looking for in the vast universe of the Interplanetary Filesystem.

Moreover, we are relentlessly working on optimizing our search algorithms to provide faster search results. Because we understand that in the digital age, every millisecond counts.

As we continue to sail towards uncharted territories, we want to extend our heartfelt thanks to our supporters. It's your belief in our mission and your contributions that fuel our journey. Here's to pushing boundaries, to exploring the unexplored, and to a more open, accessible web!

Stay tuned for more updates on our progress. Happy searching!

With gratitude,
The Team