Netflix Builds a Custom High-Throughput Priority Queue Backed by Redis, Kafka and Elasticsearch

Architecture diagram of Netflix's Priority Queuing System

Netflix recently published how it built Timestone, a custom high-throughput, low-latency priority queueing system. Netflix built the queuing system using open-source components such as Redis, Apache Kafka, Apache Flink and Elasticsearch. Engineers state that they built Timestone since they could not find an off-the-shelf solution that met all of its requirements.

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