Rohit Joshi, Director, Software Engineering at Capital One
Mike Dunn, Director, Integration & Tokenization Architecture at Capital One
In their session at NGINX Conf 2018, Rohit and Mike explain how Capital One uses NGINX for its highest throughput, lowest latency applications. They present their NGINX journey, starting with an API gateway as the first NGINX application, and then based on that success, rolling out several other applications. NGINX’s single‑threaded event loop with the OpenResty module for writing custom Lua code has enabled Capital One to scale its applications to 12 billion operations per day with peaks of 2 million operations per second, while still holding latencies to 10–30 milliseconds.