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How to Build an Exchange (video)
The case study describes the concept of a financial exchange from the perspective of data structures and message passing. It explains the use of a limit order book, the process of placing orders to buy or sell, the importance of canceling orders, and the need for reliability and robustness. It also discusses the design of a matching engine, the use of multicast for simultaneous information dissemination, and the inclusion of other systems like trade reporting and market data.
YouTube Architecture (article)
The article discusses the architecture of YouTube, highlighting its distributed system design, including components like storage, serving infrastructure, and video transcoding. It also explains the challenges faced by YouTube in handling massive amounts of data and delivering videos to millions of users worldwide.
The book "Web Scalability for Startup Engineers" provides concise insights and practical guidance for engineers working on scaling web applications. It covers key concepts, strategies, and techniques to handle growth and increased user demand effectively.