The Curious Case of the CPU Eating Gunicorn

We decided to take a first try hands-on approach following the future QUADS roadmap and re-architect our legacy landing/requests portal application, previously a trusty LAMP stack, into a completely rewritten Flask / SQLAlchemy / Gunicorn / Nginx next-gen platform. What worked in Dev/Stage however had serious problems in production with CPU bottlenecks – this is our journey.

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