Chapter 8. Patterns for Data Processing

Throughout the previous chapters, services and infrastructure were described in the traditional fashion of front-end instances that users interact with, middle-tier instances that other systems (including the front-end) interact with, and possibly a back-end instance such as a database. A simple example can be visualized as follows:

Patterns for Data Processing

We have described quite a few patterns that help to scale this type of infrastructure at each point, and all of them are valid here; but we can see a bottleneck in the API server. Let's presume that the system as-a-whole is working properly and all is well. Today, however, we have ...

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