NoSQL @ Netflix

Data: NoSQL Databases
Location: B118-119
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For the past 3 years, Netflix has been building a popular subscription-based service to stream movies and TV shows to game consoles, mobile devices, BluRay players, digital TVs, etc… With tens of millions of paying customers, Netflix has firmly established itself as a household brand in the US. Few people are aware that, while aggressively expanding our market and products, we have also moved our web and data infrastructure to Amazon Web Services. We currently use a large array of AWS’s offerings and deliver >90% of our web traffic from the cloud. While we have moved a significant portion of our web infrastructure to the cloud, the migration of our data has followed a slightly slower pace. Where we once solely relied on relational databases such as Oracle and MySQL, today we use a combination of technologies, including but not limited to SimpleDB, S3, Cassandra, and HBase. We also leverage open source caching technology like Memcached and Squid. This talk will detail the current evolution of Netflix’s cloud-based data infrastructure and specifically its use of open source technology.

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Siddharth Anand


Sid Anand is a software architect/developer with deep experience building and scaling data infrastructure at high-traffic web sites. He currently serves as the Data Architect for Agari, a rising email security company. Prior to joining Agari, Sid held several technical and leadership positions including LinkedIn’s Search Architect, Netflix’s Cloud Data Architect, Etsy’s VP of Engineering, and several technical roles at eBay. He earned his BS and MS degrees in CS from Cornell University, where Sid focused on Distributed Systems.

Outside of work, Sid is a maintainer/committer on Apache Airflow and a co-chair for QCon, a global family of popular practitioner-driven technical conferences.

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Sheeri K. Cabral
09/04/2011 9:56pm PDT

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Siddharth Anand
07/11/2011 5:47am PDT

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