#100DaysOfWeb in Python Transcripts
Chapter: Days 33-36: Database access with SQLAlchemy
Lecture: Who uses SQLAlchemy?

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0:00 When you choose a framework whether that's for a database or a web framework it's good to know that you're in good company.
0:06 That other companies and products have already tested this and looked around and decided yep SQLAlchemy is a great choice.
0:14 So let's look at some of the popular deployments. Dropbox is a user SQLAlchemy. And Dropbox is one of the most significant Python shops out there.
0:26 Guido van Rossum and some of the other core developers work there and almost everything they do is in Python. So the fact that they use SQLAlchemy
0:34 that's a very high vote of confidence. Uber. Uber uses SQLAlchemy. Reddit. Reddit's interesting in that they don't use the ORM.
0:44 In fact, they use only the core. At least, awhile ago they were using only the core aspect of SQLAlchemy. That's pretty cool.
0:53 Firefox. Mozilla, more properly is using SQLAlchemy. OpenStack makes heavy use of SQLAlchemy. FreshBooks, the accounting software
1:03 based on, you guessed it, SQLAlchemy. We've got Hulu, Yelp, TriMet. That's the public transit authority for all of Portland, Oregon
1:12 the trains, the buses, and things like that. So they use it as well. So here are just a couple of the companies and products that use SQLAlchemy.
1:21 There's some really high pressure some of these are under. You know if it's working for them it's going to work well for you, especially Reddit.
1:28 Reddit gets a crazy amount of traffic. So pretty interesting that they're all using it and we'll see why in a little bit.

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