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Case Studies introduction

See how Facebook, Airbnb, Target, and IBM did it
Introducing O’Reilly case studies—a new way to learn, only on O´Reilly
What if you had a map from others who have already solved the problems you’re working on? You’d definitely want to see what they had done. O’Reilly case studies help you get to solutions faster. They show how other organizations mapped the same territory you’re facing and made great changes happen.

Learn from real people at companies you know
O’Reilly case studies put key players in the spotlight—real people at companies you know—as they describe the problems they faced, how they worked to overcome them, and what the results were, or how they met the challenge of new opportunities. You’ll get practical takeaways and fresh insights you can apply to your own work.

Get success stories and lessons learned—straight from the source
Stuck on a problem? Trying to drive change throughout your company? Our new case studies are the best way to learn from the real-world experiences of thought leaders and practitioners. First presented at O’Reilly conferences, case studies give you the ultimate insider experience: the best part of any conference, only on O´Reilly.

Learning that sticks with you
Each O’Reilly case study tells a real story in video from a first-person point of view: Building the Facebook experience for the mobile worldScaling things that don’t scale: Scalability and reliability at Airbnb, and (Re)Building an engineering culture: DevOps at Target, for example. Watch real, complex situations unfold as they address topics like Business Transformation, Continuous Deployment, Design Thinking, DevOps, and many others. Case studies are another unique way O´Reilly helps you discover, learn, and do.

Finding Case Studies

There are several ways to find Case Studies on the O´Reilly platform. You can search the database, on the result list use the Formats drop down menu, select Case Studies and then click Select Formats.

On the Home Page, you can scroll down and browse Case Studies.


Then select a topic using the Topics features.

Case studies video player page

When viewing Case studies you will be using similar tools as for any video on O´Reilly. You can add it to a playlist, there is a transcript.