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Learn a Few Lessons on Application Architecture From Netflix

Published: 07 June 2013

ID: G00234806

Analyst(s): Ross Altman, Bruce Robertson


Netflix streams more than 1 billion hours of video per month and executes over 17 billion API calls per day, while maintaining the flexibility needed in its fast-changing business. The company's architecture and development approach are instructive for IT leaders in dynamic business environments.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Architect for the Cloud
  • Leverage the Eventual Consistency Data Management Model
  • Develop a Failure-Aware Architecture and Development Model
  • Be Flexible in the Demarcation of Client and Server Processing

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