Regarding how Big companies set up their databases

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  • Varnish

    The project homepage (by varnishcache)

    For reads, caches are the primary tool, such as Varnish or memcached.

  • bcc

    BCC - Tools for BPF-based Linux IO analysis, networking, monitoring, and more

    There are a number of tools that can be used to monitor cache efficiency (both external and local) - I recommend seeking them out. Some places to start are pg_stat_statements for Postgres (especially shared_blks_hit and local_blks_hit) for specific queries, and if running on a Linux server something like cachestat and its successor using BPF

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support. Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

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