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How Facebook Scales Big Data Systems

Posted by Jeff Johnson  on  Aug 10, 2014

Jeff Johnson introduces Apollo, a hierarchical NoSQL data system meant to deal with Facebook's distributed storage needs.

43:49

The Haxl Project at Facebook

Posted by Simon Marlow  on  Jun 15, 2014

Simon Marlow describes a concurrency-based system built with Haskell that allows front-end programmers to write business logic to access all the back-end services in a concise and consistent way.

42:10

PHP, Seriously!

Posted by Keith Adams  on  Feb 26, 2014 1

Keith Adams examines the strengths that made PHP a dominant language in its niche, highlighting Facebook's attempts at remedying its inconsistencies and misfeatures while maintaining its strengths.

45:31

The Facebook Mobile Release Process

Posted by Christian Legnitto  on  Feb 25, 2014

Christian Legnitto offers insight in some of the tools and processes used by Facebook for pushing new updates to their mobile apps.

39:39

Growing from the Few to the Many: Scaling the Operations Organization at Facebook

Posted by Pedro Canahuati  on  Dec 16, 2013

Pedro Canahuati describes how Facebook's operations maintains their infrastructure, including challenges faced and lessons learned: prioritizing calls, managing technical debt, incident management.

43:38

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Tuning

Posted by Keith Adams  on  Nov 27, 2013

Keith Adams shares HHVM insights showing how a system can become very performant if it is well tuned.

39:14

Taking PHP Seriously

Posted by Keith Adams  on  Nov 05, 2013 3

Keith Adams outlines PHP's strengths and Facebook's attempts at remedying the inconsistencies and misfeatures in the core language.

51:20

Facebook Messages: Backup & Replication Systems on HBase

Posted by Nicolas Spiegelberg  on  Jun 30, 2013

Nicolas Spiegelberg discusses Facebook Messages built on top of HBase, the systems involved and the scaling challenges for handling 500TB of new data per month.

21:17

The HipHop Compiler for PHP

Posted by Guilherme Ottoni  on  Mar 12, 2013

Guilherme Ottoni presents the design, implementation, and an evaluation of the HipHop compiler for PHP.

51:49

The Facebook Release Process

Posted by Chuck Rossi  on  Feb 27, 2013

Chuck Rossi unveils some of the tools and processes used by Facebook for pushing new updates every day.

42:13

Scaling Facebook Engineering

Posted by David Mortenson  on  Feb 21, 2013 2

David Mortenson details how Facebook maintained efficiency while increasing the number of engineers by reducing the n00b time sink, keeping development fast and avoiding unintended consequences.

Petabyte Scale Data at Facebook

Posted by Dhruba Borthakur  on  Dec 17, 2012 3

Dhruba Borthakur discusses the different types of data used by Facebook and how they are stored, including graph data, semi-OLTP data, immutable data for pictures, and Hadoop/Hive for analytics.

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