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The article "Netflix: What Happens When You Press Play" explores the intricate behind-the-scenes process of delivering seamless streaming experiences to millions of users. It delves into the architectural components, such as content delivery networks (CDNs), encoding techniques, and data caching, that enable Netflix to handle massive scale and ensure uninterrupted playback. The article provides a fascinating insight into the technical infrastructure that supports the popular streaming platform.
The case study "Airbnb's Culture of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)" discusses how Airbnb's engineering team embraced SOA principles to foster a culture of collaboration and autonomy. It highlights the benefits of using a microservices architecture, enabling rapid experimentation, decentralized decision-making, and continuous delivery. The case study offers valuable insights into how Airbnb's cultural shift towards SOA has positively impacted its development process and scalability.
Dynamo: Amazon’s Highly Available Key-value Store (white paper)
The white paper titled "Amazon Dynamo: Highly Available Key-value Storage" presents the design and implementation of Dynamo, a highly available distributed storage system developed by Amazon. It details the core concepts of Dynamo, including consistent hashing, quorum-based replication, and anti-entropy techniques, which enable fault tolerance and scalability. The paper also discusses how Dynamo handles different failure scenarios and provides insights into its real-world deployment and operational experiences at Amazon. Overall, it comprehensively explores the principles and practices behind a robust and scalable distributed storage system like Dynamo.