Build a Scalable Data Pipeline

Our real-time application keeps our users up to date with the latest information possible. This means we have to get data from our server to our clients, potentially a lot of data, as quickly and efficiently as possible. Delays or missed messages will cause users to not have the most current information in their display, affecting their experience. We must be intentional in designing how the data of our application flows due to the importance of this part of our system. The mechanism that handles outgoing real-time data is a data pipeline.

A data pipeline should have certain traits in order to work quickly and reliably for our users. We’ll cover these traits before writing any code. You’ll then see how to use the ...

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