Scalability Lessons: Beyond 10K Requests per Second

A session at NodeJS Conference

For a startup with limited resources, scaling beyond 10K requests per second presents some unique technical challenges. In this talk I review some of the issues that we have faced while scaling our platform to five countries, tens of servers, and several MM requests per month.

  • node.js is about concurrency, not about performance.
  • Callback hell and back.
  • Managing technical debt.
  • Effective engineering in the cloud: load testing, scaling, monitoring.
  • Messaging and caching are your friends.

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Alex Fernández

I eat ten thousand requests per second for breakfast.

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Date Sat 25th January 2014

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