Recently the BBC has rebuilt its media discovery API converting it from a monolith to micro services architecture. We will be discussing how we designed a micro service REST API with high load and performance in mind specifically, how do we use caching to ensure high traffic events do not take us offline.
Key takeaways: - Making micro service REST APIs resilient to transient load - Asynchronous cache refreshing – make sure your audience never wait for your database - Practical techniques you can employ to improve your cache hit ratio
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Mid Tier Caching; When Every Day is a DoS
With a background in mathematics and computer science, Kayla joined the BBC as a software engineer in February 2017.
Pete graduated from The University of Salford with a degree in Audio Technology and joined the BBC in 2015 on the Software Engineering Graduate Scheme