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Step 4: Identify the key issues

Step 4: Identify the key issues

Once you have a basic design in mind, focus on the key issues. Identify the bottlenecks and major challenges of the system, and then adjust your design to handle them.

In the TinyURL example, a challenge you might consider is that some URLs are frequently accessed, while others suddenly peak when they go viral on social media. You don't want to hit the database for every request, so you could add a cache layer.

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Depending on the type of system you are designing, you need to estimate its scale: how many users will access it every day, how much data you will store and process, etc.

You can't design a system if you don't know what you're designing.

There is no single design for any system that works perfectly. There are always trade-offs. Two different people can come up with different designs, with both being excellent given different assumptions.

Draw a high-level diagram of what your system looks like:

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