How Top Global Companies Are Using Node.js To Scale Their Business?

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How Top Global Companies Are Using Node.js To Scale Their Business?

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Vishal Virani

The power of Node.js as a framework for application development has been discussed endlessly at numerous places. The Node.js developers themselves have come forth and talked about how the framework offers incredible and seamless capabilities to the backend. If you want to run server-side applications, without interruptions and improve scalability of the application without any trouble, then Node.js is the answer to your application framework search.

 

It may seem like a new-on-the-block JavaScript framework, which it is obviously but, it has proven its worthiness by integrating with top businesses across the globe. Here, we will take you through how the top companies have successfully revamped their web applications with Node.js and how this has boosted their capabilities.

Chilling with Netflix

The whole chil with Netflix was made possible when the DVD company moved to live video streaming with Node.js. The framework has harbored and improved the capability of Netflix. Before Node.js, Netflix operated using JavaScript for the frontend, and Java along the backend. This meant the developer had to code twice, once for the frontend and the for the backend.

 

With Node.js development, the repetitive coding was not needed. The common language for both the frontend and the server side led to single coding effort. 1/4th of the EC2 instances are run with the Node.js server. Rapid development, testing and deployment is made possible, which means upgrades are made to the apps faster. To integrate all the Java dependencies in their new app based on Node.js, the application Hystrix fault tolerance library, which is also the foundation for most of the content found on Netflix.

For integration with Java-based libraries and servers, Netflix invented the Prana service, using open-source Java framework. The performance of the platform was faster, as the app could be launched in less than a minute’s time, which is a 70% reduction as against the previous launch time.

Go On-Demand With Uber

Uber has been offering on-demand cab services since inception. Recently, the company has entered the on-demand laundry and eating spaces as well. They are present in over 60 countries and approximately 404 cities across the globe. The matching system, which allows the pairing of users and drivers, has been enabled using Node.js.

 

There is a reason for choosing Node.js for the matching system, and it has to do with the error-free processing. The framework allows easy processing of information, quick inspection of the program and better ability to check on the errors. This enables the developers to publish and deploy new code actively, thus optimizing the matching system, and improving the performance.

 

Node.js makes it easy to scale and improve the system, practically on its own.

Hunting Heads With LinkedIn

It may come as a news for some, and stale news to others that LinkedIn operates using Node.js too. There are 400Mn members on-board LinkedIn and it operates in over 200 countries. The main aim of having Node.js for LinkedIn is to make sure the server-side app works faster and with increased performance.

 

The mobile app based on Node.js works 20 times faster than it did before. The total servers are down from 30 to 3 with the new application framework. What more, the new app uses only few resources and works better than before. The whole development time and process is better and optimized with Node.js.

 

The whole idea of delivering using Node.js seems to be working great for LinkedIn.

Easy Payments With Paypal

Paypal’s use of Node.js to improve the speed and performance of its application has become a case study. This was one of the first companies to give Node.js a chance, at a time when Node.js was in its early stage.

 

Paypal is a money transfer application, almost similar to a wallet. It has been successfully integrated with several apps to make money transfer easy and hassle-free.

 

Most people across the world identify with this payment system and have been using it on every app where payments are essential. You would find that the number of users on this payment gateway goes up during sales, especially the Black Friday sales.

They wanted to make sure that they are always available, despite the increase in load. This was the main reason to move to Node.js with their server-side programming. There was a 35% reduction in the average response time since the application was moved to Node.js. The pages opened 200ms faster than previous load times. So, if with Java the pages that opened in one second were 1.8, it increased to 3.3 with Node.js

Connected Marketplace Groupon

Groupon is ecommerce marketplace that connects subscribers with local merchants in the fields of travel, activities, goods and services. They have customers in over 500 cities. The company had decided to move from Ruby on Rails to Node.js in order to accept the incoming traffic in a better way. The community was growing and they wanted to ensure they could offer seamless performance to the increasing load. They also wanted to make sure the app could be scaled to meet the new increase in load.

 

The company was able to deal with the community with less hardware and could handle the increase in the load with Node.js application for Groupon. They did not have to depend on the existing code to make changes in the application. The changes were made independent of the existing application and could be easily synced with the application. These changes were made to the module and added to the application, which meant redesign and changes in the application could be done quickly with Node.js, without affecting the source code.

Hosting with Godaddy

Godaddy is one of the biggest names in the domain purchase and hosting world. There are millions of people who have hosted their websites on the Godaddy servers. This means, the company had to make sure all-time availability and zero downtime. They recently moved to Node.js for their backend sourcing.

 

With this move, they have been able to develop, test and launch their applications quickly. The unit integration tests make testing quicker with this framework. NPM access is also beneficial to this company.
The company has reduced the number of servers 10 times with their Node.js solutions. The time to first byte (TTFB) has been reduced to 12ms from 60ms. The site and the backend is optimized, and has improved their search rankings too.

The company is able to handle the increased load with 10% of the hardware they owned initially, and all thanks to Node.js

Conclusion

 

Node.js is a powerful framework but, more than that it is a very optimized framework which allows easy scalability and load handling. With Node.js along the backend, you would see that the same operations can be carried out with fewer resources and optimized infrastructure.

 

Most of the companies have shifted to Node.js in order to downsize their resources and improve their availability. Coruscate has been developing simple solutions using Node.js for the complex requirements posed by the business. If you want to improve your business operations efficiency or just the overall performance of your systems, hire node.js developers, and we assure optimized and scalable systems.

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