Scaling time triggered checks without crons crawling all over!

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Notify if something HAS NOT HAPPENED after a duration

What often starts as simple databases for simple solutions grow when business is growing. Business requirements also grow over time — after all, there is only so much that can be supported by frequent reports being monitored by people at regular intervals to alert others about possible situations.

“Do this, when that” is a very easy problem to solve. For example, sending an email when the order has been placed is perhaps few lines of code. Of course, that too gets into issues when you’ve large number of concurrent orders that choke the processing due to email being sent. …


Satheesh Babu Vattekkat

CTO at a Fintech Startup; loves engineering management, databases, scripting and solution design.

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