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Networking metrics

Networking metrics

  • Bandwidth - Maximum amount of data that can be transferred in a unit of time. Usually expressed in bits per second.
  • Throughput - Amount of data that is actually transferred in a unit of time.
  • Latency - How long it takes data to go from one end to the other.

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Caching systems are usually in-memory key-value databases that provide very fast access to data. They sit between your application and the database.

Systems can be scaled:

Sharding means splitting your data across multiple nodes. This can be done in different ways:

Slow operations should be done asynchronously to avoid making users wait for long periods of time until their requests are processed.

Joins in relational databases get very slow as the system grows bigger. You should denormalize your data to avoid joins and speed up your queries.

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