Wednesday, November 27, 2013

How Hulu Scaled Serving 4 Billion Videos Using Redis

Today, Hulu has over 4 million paying Hulu Plus subscribers and approximately 30 million monthly unique viewers per month on the free, ad-supported Hulu service. In 2013, Hulu viewers streamed more than 1 billion content videos in Q1, Q2 and Q3 and are on pace to stream a billion in Q4. Hulu viewers stayed for 50 minutes per session in Q3, and watch at least 3.5 hours of TV monthly.

In this post, we have the pleasure of interviewing Andres Rangel, Senior Software Engineer at Hulu. Hulu uses Redis as a data structure cache to store close to 4 billion records and responds to around 7k queries per second at peak ­Below, Andres provides background on Hulu’s interest in Redis, outlines the problems Hulu needed to solve, and gives us insight how Hulu approaches the Redis architecture.

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