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Netflix is revamping its data architecture for streaming movies

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Netflix is revamping the computing architecture that processes data for its streaming video service, according to a Netflix blog post that came out on Tuesday.

The [company]Netflix[/company] engineering team wanted an architecture that can handle three key areas the video-streaming giant believes greatly affects the user experience: knowing what titles a person has watched; knowing where in a given title did a person stop watching; and knowing what else is being watched on someone’s account, which is helpful for family members who may be sharing one account.

Although Netflix’s current architecture allows the company to handle all of these tasks, and the company built a distributed stateful system (meaning that the system keeps track of all user interaction and video watching and can react to any of those changes on the fly) to handle the activity, Netflix “ended up with a complex solution that was less robust than mature open source…

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