Scaling & Infrastructure - Why is My Shiny App Slow?

Pedro Silva will explore scaling and infrastructure issues common when deploying large scale Shiny apps, and how to overcome them.

Scaling & Infrastructure - Why is My Shiny App Slow?

August 10, 2021

What You'll Learn

Pedro Silva will explore scaling and infrastructure issues common when deploying large scale Shiny apps, and how to overcome them.

For a Data Scientist, Shiny can be an amazing tool when it comes to creating fast and powerful prototypes and dashboards. But what to do when your application becomes TOO popular and more and more people want to use it?

As the number of users grows, keeping up with the demand of a Shiny application can be tricky, and there is only so much you can do to improve performance at the code level.

In this presentation I will be giving an overview of our approach to improving Shiny dashboards performance on an infrastructure level, as well as tips to scaling Shiny dashboards to hundreds of concurrent users while keeping your budget under control.

About Appsilon

Appsilon is the global leader for enterprise R Shiny applications and routinely builds ambitious Shiny apps for Fortune 500 companies. Appsilon can build and scale custom Shiny apps, improve the performance of existing apps, and dramatically enhance dashboard UI. Appsilon also maintains several popular open-source R packages. If you are interested in building a commercial Shiny app with Appsilon, please reach out via their website. If you'd like to join the Appsilon team, please view their open roles here.


About the speaker

Pedro Silva
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R/Shiny Developer at Appsilon

Pedro has worked in many technologies over the years and has an extensive background in web, developing both websites and applications. In his free time he is both an Open Source enthusiast and a practitioner of the JavaScript dark arts. See Pedro on RStudio Community