Netflix foretells ‘House of Cards’ success with Cassandra big data engine

By Andrew Llavore - March 28, 2013

House of Cards, staring Kevin Spacey, is the first major TV show to completely bypass the usual television ecosystem of networks and cable operators and premier on the streaming service Netflix. It may seem like Netflix took a big risk buying in unproven content rather than licensing content that was already successful. In reality, however, Netflix knew that the series would be a hit, based on data about the viewing habits of its 33 million users.

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