Big movies, big data: Netflix embraces NoSQL in the cloud

By Andrew Llavore - May 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Netflix is the big Kahuna of a Web media businesses, with 33 million subscribers in more than 40 countries. As Netflix’s “watch now” streaming service has grown, the company has had to rethink its data and storage strategies to cope with ballooning workloads managed in the cloud. Today, the company is nearly complete in its migration from Oracle to the NoSQL database Cassandra, improving availability and essentially eliminating downtime incurred by database schema changes.

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