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Byte Down: Making Netflix’s Data Infrastructure Cost-Effective

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By Torio Risianto, Bhargavi Reddy, Tanvi Sahni, Andrew Park Continue reading on Netflix TechBlog ». cloud-storage data data-infrastructure aws netflix

Bringing 4K and HDR to Anime at Netflix with Sol Levante

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By Haruka Miyagawa & Kylee Peña Continue reading on Netflix TechBlog ». 4k netflix anime animation hdr

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How Netflix brings safer and faster streaming experience to the living room on crowded networks…

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How Netflix brings safer and faster streaming experience to the living room on crowded networks using TLS 1.3 By Sekwon Choi At Netflix, we are obsessed with the best streaming experiences. We want playback to start instantly and to never stop unexpectedly in any network environment.

Netflix Studio Engineering Overview

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By Steve Urban , Sridhar Seetharaman , Shilpa Motukuri , Tom Mack , Erik Strauss , Hema Kannan , CJ Barker Netflix is revolutionizing the way a modern studio operates.

GraphQL Search Indexing

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by Artem Shtatnov and Ravi Srinivas Ranganathan Almost a year ago we described our learnings from adopting GraphQL on the Netflix Marketing Tech team. We have a lot more to share since then!

Ready for changes with Hexagonal Architecture

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by Damir Svrtan and Sergii Makagon As the production of Netflix Originals grows each year, so does our need to build apps that enable efficiency throughout the entire creative process.

Open-sourcing Polynote: an IDE-inspired polyglot notebook

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Jeremy Smith , Jonathan Indig , Faisal Siddiqi We are pleased to announce the open-source launch of Polynote : a new, polyglot notebook with first-class Scala support, Apache Spark integration, multi-language interoperability including Scala, Python, and SQL, as-you-type autocomplete, and more.

Python at Netflix

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By Pythonistas at Netflix, coordinated by Amjith Ramanujam and edited by Ellen Livengood As many of us prepare to go to PyCon, we wanted to share a sampling of how Python is used at Netflix.

Engineering a Studio Quality Experience With High-Quality Audio at Netflix

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by Guillaume du Pontavice, Phill Williams and Kylee Peña (on behalf of our Streaming Algorithms, Audio Algorithms, and Creative Technologies teams) Remember the epic opening sequence of Stranger Things 2 ?

Predictive CPU isolation of containers at Netflix

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By Benoit Rostykus, Gabriel Hartmann Noisy Neighbors We’ve all had noisy neighbors at one point in our life. Whether it’s at a cafe or through a wall of an apartment, it is always disruptive.

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Reimagining Experimentation Analysis at Netflix

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Toby Mao , Sri Sri Perangur , Colin McFarland Another day, another custom script to analyze an A/B test. Maybe you’ve done this before and have an old script lying around. If it’s new, it’s probably going to take some time to set up, right? Not at Netflix.

Hyper Scale VPC Flow Logs enrichment to provide Network Insight

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Delta: A Data Synchronization and Enrichment Platform

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Part I: Overview Andreas Andreakis , Falguni Jhaveri , Ioannis Papapanagiotou , Mark Cho , Poorna Reddy , Tongliang Liu Overview It is a commonly observed pattern for applications to utilize multiple datastores where each is used to serve a specific need such as storing the canonical form of data (MySQL etc.),

Applying Netflix DevOps Patterns to Windows

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Baking Windows with Packer By Justin Phelps and Manuel Correa Customizing Windows images at Netflix was a manual, error-prone, and time consuming process.

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Open-Sourcing Metaflow, a Human-Centric Framework for Data Science

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by David Berg , Ravi Kiran Chirravuri , Romain Cledat , Savin Goyal , Ferras Hamad , Ville Tuulos tl;dr Metaflow is now open-source! Get started at metaflow.org. Netflix applies data science to hundreds of use cases across the company, including optimizing content delivery and video encoding.

Introducing Dispatch

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By Kevin Glisson, Marc Vilanova, Forest Monsen Netflix is pleased to announce the open-source release of our crisis management orchestration framework: Dispatch! Okay, but what is Dispatch?

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How Netflix microservices tackle dataset pub-sub

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By Ammar Khaku Introduction In a microservice architecture such as Netflix’s, propagating datasets from a single source to multiple downstream destinations can be challenging.

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Evolving Regional Evacuation

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Niosha Behnam | Demand Engineering @ Netflix At Netflix we prioritize innovation and velocity in pursuit of the best experience for our 150+ million global customers.

Building and Scaling Data Lineage at Netflix to Improve Data Infrastructure Reliability, and…

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Building and Scaling Data Lineage at Netflix to Improve Data Infrastructure Reliability, and Efficiency By: Di Lin , Girish Lingappa , Jitender Aswani Imagine yourself in the role of a data-inspired decision maker staring at a metric on a dashboard about to make a critical business decision but pausing to ask a question?—?“Can

Open-Sourcing riskquant, a library for quantifying risk

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Netflix has a program in our Information Security department for quantifying the risk of deliberate (attacker-driven) and accidental… Continue reading on Netflix TechBlog ». security risk information-security

Essential Suite?—?Artwork Producer Assistant

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Essential Suite?—?Artwork Artwork Producer Assistant By: Hamid Shahid & Syed Haq Introduction Netflix continues to invest in content for a global audience with a diverse range of unique tastes and interests.

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Evolution of Netflix Conductor:

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and beyond By Anoop Panicker and Kishore Banala Conductor is a workflow orchestration engine developed and open-sourced by Netflix. If you’re new to Conductor, this earlier blogpost and the documentation should help you get started and acclimatized to Conductor.

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DBLog: A Generic Change-Data-Capture Framework

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Andreas Andreakis , Ioannis Papapanagiotou Overview Change-Data-Capture (CDC) allows capturing committed changes from a database in real-time and propagating those changes to downstream consumers [1][2].

Netflix Hack Day?—?November 2019

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Netflix Hack Day?—?Fall Fall 2019 By Tom Richards , Carenina Garcia Motion , and Leslie Posada Hack Day at Netflix is an opportunity to build and show off a feature, tool, or quirky app.

DBLog: A Generic Change-Data-Capture Framework

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Andreas Andreakis , Ioannis Papapanagiotou Overview Change-Data-Capture (CDC) allows capturing committed changes from a database in real-time and propagating those changes to downstream consumers [1][2].

Extending Vector with eBPF to inspect host and container performance

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by Jason Koch , with Martin Spier , Brendan Gregg , Ed Hunter Improving the tools available to our engineers to help them diagnose, triage, and work through software performance challenges in the cloud is a key goal for the cloud performance engineering team at Netflix.

Re-Architecting the Video Gatekeeper

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By Drew Koszewnik This is the story about how the Content Setup Engineering team used Hollow, a Netflix OSS technology, to re-architect and simplify an essential component in our content pipeline?—?delivering delivering a large amount of business value in the process.

Spinnaker Sets Sail to the Continuous Delivery Foundation

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Author: Andy Glover Since releasing Spinnaker to the open source community in 2015 , the platform has flourished with the addition of new cloud providers, triggers, pipeline stages, and much more.

SVT-AV1: an open-source AV1 encoder and decoder

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SVT-AV1: open-source AV1 encoder and decoder by Andrey Norkin , Joel Sole , Mariana Afonso , Kyle Swanson, Agata Opalach , Anush Moorthy , Anne Aaron SVT-AV1 is an open-source AV1 codec implementation hosted on GitHub [link] under a BSD + patent license.

Open Sourcing Mantis: A Platform For Building Cost-Effective, Realtime, Operations-Focused…

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Bringing Rich Experiences to Memory-constrained TV Devices

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Bringing Rich Experiences to Memory-Constrained TV Devices By Jason Munning, Archana Kumar, Kris Range Netflix has over 148M paid members streaming on more than half a billion devices spanning over 1,900 different types.

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How Data Inspires Building a Scalable, Resilient and Secure Cloud Infrastructure At Netflix

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Netflix’s engineering culture is predicated on Freedom & Responsibility, the idea that everyone (and every team) at Netflix is entrusted with a core responsibility and they are free to operate with freedom to satisfy their mission.

Lerner?—?using RL agents for test case scheduling

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Lerner?—?using using RL agents for test case scheduling By: Stanislav Kirdey , Kevin Cureton , Scott Rick , Sankar Ramanathan Introduction Netflix brings delightful customer experiences to homes on a variety of devices that continues to grow each day.

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Netflix Now Streaming AV1 on Android

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By Liwei Guo , Vivian Li , Julie Beckley , Venkatesh Selvaraj , and Jeff Watts Today we are excited to announce that Netflix has started streaming AV1 to our Android mobile app. AV1 is a high performance, royalty-free video codec that provides 20% improved compression efficiency over our VP9† encodes. AV1 is made possible by the wide-ranging industry commitment of expertise and intellectual property within the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), of which Netflix is a founding member.

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Netflix Now Streaming AV1 on Android

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By Liwei Guo , Vivian Li , Julie Beckley , Venkatesh Selvaraj , and Jeff Watts Today we are excited to announce that Netflix has started streaming AV1 to our Android mobile app. AV1 is a high performance, royalty-free video codec that provides 20% improved compression efficiency over our VP9† encodes. AV1 is made possible by the wide-ranging industry commitment of expertise and intellectual property within the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), of which Netflix is a founding member.

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Design Principles for Mathematical Engineering in Experimentation Platform

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Introducing SVT-AV1: a scalable open-source AV1 framework

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by Andrey Norkin, Joel Sole, Kyle Swanson, Mariana Afonso, Anush Moorthy, Anne Aaron Netflix Headquarters, Winchester Circle. Netflix headquarters circa 2014. It’s a nice building with good architecture!

Making our Android Studio Apps Reactive with UI Components & Redux

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By Juliano Moraes , David Henry , Corey Grunewald & Jim Isaacs Recently Netflix has started building mobile apps to bring technology and innovation to our Studio Physical Productions , the portion of the business responsible for producing our TV shows and movies.

Page Simulator

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Page Simulation for Better Offline Metrics at Netflix by David Gevorkyan , Mehmet Yilmaz , Ajinkya More , Gaurav Agrawal , Richard Wellington , Vivek Kaushal , Prasanna Padmanabhan , Justin Basilico At Netflix, we spend a lot of effort to make it easy for our members to find content they will love.

Keeping Customers Streaming?—?The Centralized Site Reliability Practice at Netflix

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Keeping Customers Streaming?—?The The Centralized Site Reliability Practice at Netflix By Hank Jacobs , Senior Site Reliability Engineer on CORE We’re privileged to be in the business of bringing joy to our customers at Netflix. Whether it’s a compelling new series or an innovative product feature, we strive to provide a best-in-class service that people love and can enjoy anytime, anywhere. A key underpinning to keeping our customers happy and streaming is a strong focus on reliability.

ML Platform Meetup: Infra for Contextual Bandits and Reinforcement Learning

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Faisal Siddiqi Infrastructure for Contextual Bandits and Reinforcement Learning?—? theme of the ML Platform meetup hosted at Netflix, Los Gatos on Sep 12, 2019. Contextual and Multi-armed Bandits enable faster and adaptive alternatives to traditional A/B Testing.

Data Compression for Large-Scale Streaming Experimentation

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Julie (Novak) Beckley, Andy Rhines, Jeffrey Wong, Matthew Wardrop, Toby Mao, Martin Tingley Ever wonder why Netflix works so well when you’re streaming at home, on the train, or in a foreign hotel?

Data Compression for Large-Scale Streaming Experimentation

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Julie (Novak) Beckley, Andy Rhines, Jeffrey Wong, Matthew Wardrop, Toby Mao, Martin Tingley Ever wonder why Netflix works so well when you’re streaming at home, on the train, or in a foreign hotel?