Yelp Case Study

System Specifications Bandwidth (Why Medium?): Yelp stores a huge amount of information that is added to daily. The website receives over 120 million users each month and is ranked the 30th most popular website in the United States by Alexa – this all amounts to a...

SnapChat Case Study

System Specifications Bandwidth (Why Medium?): Although over 400 million Snaps are sent each day and they are entirely images or videos, they are small and low-quality. This means that not very much data is transferred over each day. However, it is still medium...

Vine Case Study

System Specifications Bandwidth (Why Medium?): Vine has an even more limited functionality than Instagram.It does qualify as social media because you can (“like”), comment, and “re-Vine” (share). But it does not allow you to post static images and can only apply...

Instagram Case Study

System Specifications Bandwidth (Why Medium?): Instagram has very limited functionality. Although it is a social media platform, not very much information is shared. However, pictures and videos need more bandwidth than text, and Instagram is entirely composed of both...

Expedia Case Study

System Specifications Bandwidth (Why medium?): Expedia’s database includes information regarding flights, airlines, hotels, rental cars, and more. With over 40 million visitors a month, this site has a fair amount of traffic. Because the type of data stored is small...

Polyvore Case Study

System Specifications Bandwidth (Why medium?): Because Polyvore only deals with pictures of clothing and text-based information, it does not need a high bandwidth. The amount of traffic garnered makes it medium. Disk (Why medium?): Polyvore stores lots of information,...