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Vertical vs Horizontal Scaling - System Design Basics

Part 2 of my series on System Design Basics

Having tons of people using your application is obviously great, but with more users comes more problems, the main one being SCALING. As the number of traffic to your application increases you will require more resources to handle that traffic. This brings up the decision of whether to scale your application vertically or horizontally. In this video I'll cover the pros and cons of both options.

Let me know if you have any questions or topics you'd like me to cover in future tutorials!

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Barney

IDK if you have plans for future videos, but personally I'd love to see some introduction to database related scaling or best practices.

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I already have notes for database scaling, just need to make the presentation and note! Plan to go over sharding, replication, and other topics related to that. Will probably make a 2nd video covering SQL vs NoSQL databases as well

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Barney

Sounds great, cant wait to see it!

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Barney

Great video again! Very informative!