‘Futures and Promises’ – How Instagram leverages it for better resource utilization
Futures and Promises is a concept that enables a process to execute asynchronously, improving performance and resource consumption. It can be applied in multiple contexts, such as in request-response in a web service call, long-running computations, database queries, remote procedure calls, interservice communication in distributed…
McDonald’s Event-Driven Architecture – A Gist
McDonald’s uses events across their distributed architecture for use cases such as asynchronous, transactional and analytical processing, including mobile-order progress tracking and sending marketing offers like deals and promotions to their customers. As opposed to building event streaming solutions for every individual or a set…
State of Backend #2 – Disney+ Hotstar Replaced Redis and Elasticsearch with ScyllaDB. Here’s Why.
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State of Backend #1- Distributed Task Scheduling with Akka, Kafka and Cassandra
This is the first issue of the newsletter I’ve kickstarted for insights into the backend engineering space encircling topics like distributed systems, databases, data engineering, system design, architecture, scalability and the like, also the latest tools and technologies in the space. To get the content…
Live Video Streaming Infrastructure at Twitch
Twitch engineering developed a scalable, HA live streaming solution to enable broadcasters on their platform live stream their gameplay with minimum latency. The live streaming solution (developed by Twitch) is also made available as a Service to the world through AWS IVS (Interactive Video Streaming)…
Web application architecture explained with a real-world example
This article takes a deep dive into web application architecture with designing a real-world use case. If you have zero knowledge on the domain, after going through this article, you’ll have a fundamental understanding of the components involved in the web application architecture and how…
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