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System Design: Stock Exchange

How would you design a Stock Exchange meant to operate at scale?

Estimated Usage

  • 500 million order per day
  • Uniform usage throughout the day
  • 200 listed companies on the market
  • 1:1 Buy to Sell orders

Functional Requirements

  • Users should be able to put in orders to buy or sell
  • Users should be able to cancel orders
  • Buy orders should be matched to sell orders with the same price if they exist
  • User accounts have a balance where they have to preload funds in order to place a buy order
  • User should be able to check the current price

Nonfunctional Requirements

  • 99.999% reliability
  • Price checks need to be updated within 3000 milliseconds

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