Grokking the System Design Interview
Ask Author
Back to course home

0% completed

Read Heavy vs Write Heavy System

Designing systems for read-heavy versus write-heavy workloads involves different strategies, as each type of system has unique demands and challenges.

Designing for Read-Heavy Systems

Read-heavy systems are characterized by a high volume of read operations compared to writes. Common in scenarios like content delivery networks, reporting systems, or read-intensive APIs.

Key Strategies

  1. Caching:
    • Implement extensive caching mechanisms to reduce database read operations. Technologies like Redis or Memcached can be used to cache frequent queries or results.




Like the course? Get enrolled and start learning!