System design algorithms
Algorithm you should know for preparing system design interview. For example, Learn Geohash / S2 Geometry algorithm for "How to design Uber like system?"
How to contribute
The algorithm and its resources should:
- Can answer a system design question. For instance, Building a complete Tweet index can answer "How to implement Twitter search" or "How to implement hashtag in Twitter".
- Free to read or watch.
- Text would be better than videos.
- Know when to use
- Know how it works
Table of contents
- Bloom filter
- Frugal Streaming
- Geohash / S2 Geometry
- Leaky bucket / Token bucket
- Lossy Counting
- Operational transformation
- Quadtree / Rtree
- Ray casting
- Reverse index
- Rsync algorithm
- Trie algorithm
A Bloom filter is a data structure designed to tell you, rapidly and memory-efficiently, whether an element is present in a set.
Frugal Streaming uses only one unit of memory per group to compute a quantile for each group
Geohash / S2 Geometry
Geohash can used by 1) dating apps to find romantic matches within a particular cell, and to create chat apps.2) Find nearby locations, and identify places of interest, restaurants, shops and accommodation establishments in an area. 3) Geohashers go on global expeditions to meet people and explore new places.
HyperLogLog is an algorithm for the count-distinct problem, approximating the number of distinct elements in a multiset.
Leaky bucket / Token bucket
A mechanism to control the amount and the rate of the traffic sent to the network
- Everything You Need To Know About API Rate Limiting
- How to Design a Scalable Rate Limiting Algorithm
The lossy count algorithm is an algorithm to identify elements in a data stream whose frequency count exceed a user-given threshold.
- Fast and Reliable Ranking in Datastore
- Frequency Counts over Data Streams
- How we built rate limiting capable of scaling to millions of domains
- Rate-limiting strategies and techniques
Operational transformation (OT) is a technology for supporting a range of collaboration functionalities in advanced collaborative software systems.
Quadtree / Rtree
- Spatial Indexing with Quadtrees
- Find nearby interest points
Ray casting is the most basic of many computer graphics rendering algorithms that use the geometric algorithm of ray tracing. Given a point with longitude and latitude, return the Country of the point.
Reverse Index: a reverse index is an index of keywords which stores records of documents that contain the keywords in the list.
The rsync algorithm is a technique for reducing the cost of a file transfer by avoiding the transfer of blocks that are already at the destination.
Trie is an efficient information reTrieval data structure. Using Trie, search complexities can be brought to optimal limit (key length)