#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
0:01 whether that's for a database or a web framework
0:03 it's good to know that you're in good company.
0:05 That other companies and products have already tested this
0:09 and looked around and decided
0:11 yep SQLAlchemy is a great choice.
0:13 So let's look at some of the popular deployments.
0:17 Dropbox is a user SQLAlchemy.
0:19 And Dropbox is one of the most significant
0:23 Python shops out there.
0:25 Guido van Rossum and some of the other
0:27 core developers work there
0:28 and almost everything they do is in Python.
0:31 So the fact that they use SQLAlchemy
0:33 that's a very high vote of confidence.
0:36 Uber. Uber uses SQLAlchemy.
0:38 Reddit. Reddit's interesting in that they don't use the ORM.
0:43 In fact, they use only the core.
0:45 At least, awhile ago they were using
0:47 only the core aspect of SQLAlchemy.
0:51 That's pretty cool.
0:52 Firefox. Mozilla, more properly is using SQLAlchemy.
0:57 OpenStack makes heavy use of SQLAlchemy.
1:00 FreshBooks, the accounting software
1:02 based on, you guessed it, SQLAlchemy.
1:04 We've got Hulu, Yelp, TriMet.
1:07 That's the public transit authority
1:10 for all of Portland, Oregon
1:11 the trains, the buses, and things like that.
1:15 So they use it as well.
1:16 So here are just a couple of the companies
1:18 and products that use SQLAlchemy.
1:20 There's some really high pressure some of these are under.
1:23 You know if it's working for them
1:25 it's going to work well for you, especially Reddit.
1:27 Reddit gets a crazy amount of traffic.
1:30 So pretty interesting that they're all using it
1:32 and we'll see why in a little bit.