guardian / grid   6.2.2

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The Guardian’s image management system

Scala versions: 2.13 2.12 2.11 2.10


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Grid is the Guardian’s image management system, which provides a universal and fast experience accessing media that is organised and using it in an affordable way to produce high-quality content.

See the Vision document for more details on the core principles behind this project.

Screenshot of Grid search

Grid runs as a set of independent micro-services (Scala and Play Framework) exposed as hypermedia APIs (argo) and accessed using a rich Web user interface (AngularJS).

Grid relies on Elasticsearch for blazing-fast searching, and AWS services as additional storage and communication mechanisms.

See the docs for setup and running guides.