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Factual API Powered by Node.js and Redis

Continuing my search for non trivial node.js + NoSQL database application, here’s Factual stack for serving their API:

Factual API Stack

Factual architectural components:

  • Varnish
  • HAProxy
  • Node.js
  • Redis
  • Solr

Why Node.js?

We chose Node because of three F’s: it’s fast, flexible, and familiar. In particular, the flexibility is  what allowed us to use our Node layer to handle things like caching logic and load balancing, in addition to the aforementioned authentication and authorization. To make our Node layer scalable, we use multiple instances of Node tied together with Redis to keep things in sync.

Also worth mentioning is that data served through Factual API is always JSON, so having a server side JavaScript engine alsa takes reduces the need for converting data to different formats.

Original title and link: Factual API Powered by Node.js and Redis (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)